House prices increased by 0.2 per cent in July following successive declines in May and June. The Halifax house price index adds that the strengthening UK economy and improving buyer confidence gave the housing market more momentum than expected in the first half of 2006.The lender has slightly increased its forecast for house price growth […]
Skandia is losing another high-profile figure as pension marketing manager Billy Mackay heads for Barclays Wealth Management. Group investment director Jim Roberts has also announced he is leaving the group. Mackay leaves after nine years at Skandia to join Barclays as head of pensions. Barclays also appointed National Association of Pension Funds chief executive Christine […]
Sitting in a television studio the other week, I was asked to comment on the latest cross-border acquisition by a continental company of a British concern. In this case, the acquirer was Spanish – again.
While equity valuations have doubled since the financial crisis, Simon Edelsten explains that there are still pockets of value. But not where you might think Macro-economic uncertainty is causing turbulence in equity markets. Artemis Global Select Fund manager Simon Edelsten says his investment themes are taking him in a different direction to some of his peers – away […]
Next year is set to be one of challenge and change for the advice profession, but also one of opportunity, as the UK plots an uncharted journey outside the economic boundaries of the EU and planning businesses continue to adapt to evolving regulation. The past 12 months have seen advisers work to meet new European […]
The FCA has today proposed changes that would help unlock patient capital – investment seeking long-term returns, such as venture capital or infrastructure – through unit-linked funds to retail investors. The regulator has also published a discussion paper on the effect of the existing UK framework on investments in patient capital. As part of this year’s budget, chancellor […]
Three advisers talk to Money Marketing about taking time out to help the community Christmas is traditionally a time for giving, so as our thoughts turn to the festive period, how are advice firms giving back to the community or the profession? The great outdoors As a seasoned mountain walker and scout leader, much of […]