Barings has appointed James Syme to head up its global emerging markets team. Syme has spent the last nine years at SG Asset Management running its emerging markets desk. He will report to head of equities David Kiddie.
From punk rocker to global investment, Fidelity International’s head of multi-manager carried was an enthusiastic Ramones’ fan who now has a passion for multi-management and he is intent on making Fidelity the dominant force in the sector. Interview by Philip Scott
Skandia head of tax and financial planning Colin Jelley says the Government still needs to provide evidence to support its claim that no one who wrote a life insurance policy in trust before Budget day will pay the new inheritance tax charges. He says recent comments in Parliament by paymaster general Dawn Primarolo are not […]
Financial advisers waste almost five hours a week doing menial tasks, according to a study by adviser tech platform Advicefront. With an average hourly wage of £46.38, one hour in eight is spent on unnecessary tasks and costs advisers £220 per week in wasted time. The survey asked advisers how much time they spend weekly on […]
Last week, the excellent Money Marketing Interactive Harrogate event took place, where I was fortunate enough to be part of the panel on diversity in advice. Last week also saw the 10th anniversary of the Lehman Brothers’ collapse. “If it had been Lehman Sisters rather than Lehman Brothers, the world might look a lot different […]
The total value of pension transfers fell from £10.6bn in the first quarter of the year to £8.2bn in the second quarter, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show. According to AJ Bell, this is the first drop in value of pension transfers since the second quarter of 2016. The figures coincide with […]