Baring Asset Management is following Credit Suisse and Threadneedle and raising charges on three funds from 1.25 per cent to 1.5 per cent. The funds are the Japan growth trust, Korea trust and Eastern trust.
Scottish Life has produced a credit card sized leaflet summarising the essential facts on A day for advisers.The guide covers the 10 main areas in pensions legislation facing change at A day, including the statutory lifetime allowance, retirement and death benefits, protection and retirement annuity contracts.The leaflet, which is free, can be ordered through Scottish […]
A selection of banks and financial institutions might have received a rather surprising email from Lifesearch’s Kevin Carr recently. Carr sent out an email to numerous recipients across the industry, attach- ing a comparison table of product providers’ services. However, he probably should have checked his Wingdings before- hand, as his ticks and crosses came […]
Advice network Intrinsic is funding a 58-week training programme through the Quilter Financial Adviser School to get more get more advisers to join its ranks. The course includes specific Intrinsic training throughout the core QFAS programme and means advisers will be trained on Intrinsic systems and processes. It is open to any student who will […]
Influential think tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies has added to pressure on the government from the pensions industry not to restrict tax breaks ahead of the Budget later this month. The IFS says it would be a “step in the wrong direction” to resitrct pension tax breaks on high earners, even though it could […]
Advice firm consolidator AFH is looking to raise £15m to fund more acquisitions by offering new shares in the company. It will sell new ordinary shares in the company at 370p a share in a quickfire offering, with the proceeds used to “execute the company’s acquisition pipeline”, AFH said in a stock market announcement today. […]