Some press officers deliver way above and beyond the call of duty. On one particular occasion over Christmas, a very long lunch morphed into an even longer session of drinking tomfoolery. But at 5am, what is any PR worth their salt going to do but offer to share their hotel bed? When the two gentlemen […]
Britannic Asset Management has set up the Cartesian boutique run by the former SVM managers David Stevenson and Andrew Kelly. Its UK opportunities fund will hold 30 to 60 high-conviction stocks with a bias to mid-and small caps.
A warning has been sent by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) to half a million small employers of their risk of being fined for not taking action on their workplace pension obligations. The Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) ‘Workie’ character, who first made an appearance on our screens in October last year, returns and emphasises […]
The global race to the bottom in interest rates could take the yields of all bond durations (including the US) to 0 per cent. The starting gun for the latest leg of this race was fired after US Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell’s pivot at the end of December 2018. He effectively rowed back on […]
Having recently had an occasion to claim on a general insurance policy, for contents, I was struck by a number of aspects for this type of protection that simply had not occurred to me before. Firstly, I really should have read the terms and conditions and coverage provided by the contract. Secondly, the adage ‘you […]
Planning businesses have steps they can take to defend against the risk challengers will upend the market Every so often the industry conversation returns to the threat of margin compression – fancy language for the fact you may not be able to charge so much in the future. For financial planning businesses, the 1 per […]