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BBB announces EGM

Berkeley Berry Birch has announced an EGM for January 9 to put forward capital reorganisation proposals to give the firm a market capitalisation of 4.6m.
The directors believe the move will create an appropriate level of authorised but unissued share capital to cover any equity fundraising.
BBB also says as soon as it is in a position to inform shareholders of its proposals to rectify its regulatory capital deficit a further circular will be sent to prior to any fundraising being implemented, as approval will be required.


Sipps that pass in the night

Chancellor Gordon Brown’s dramatic U-turn on property Sipps caught many by surprise despite the growing political and economic pressures on the Treasury to reassess the policy.

Doubled over by Brown and Turner

A year of feverish activity in pensions ended with a bang with Lord Turner and Chancellor Gordon Brown serving up a double helping that was definitely not to the taste of the industry.Brown dropped his Sipp bombshell just four months before A-Day. Stripping away the tax advantages on residential property in Sipps has left many […]

Pass the portal at takeover time

A year dominated by acquisitions began with concerns over the future of the The Exchange after it was put up for sale at the end of 2004. Many firms were touted as potential buyers, including IBM, Capita and Unisys, but in March outsourcing giant Vertex snapped up Marlborough Stirling for 95m. Product providers were becoming […]

Skandia IM funds available on FundsNetwork

Skandia IM’s asset allocator, global property securities and ethical funds are being put on FundsNetwork. Skandia IM launched its asset allocator range in April this year. The firm says it is keen to capitalise on FundsNetwork’s distribution base. FundsNetwork head David Dalton Brown says: “The Skandia IM funds have been popular with advisers and are […]

Mothers missing out on millions

By Steve Webb, director of policy and external communications The ninth Royal London Policy Paper discusses how thousands of mothers are missing out on state pension rights when they don’t have to Earlier this month we published the ninth Royal London Policy Paper, entitled ‘Mothers Missing out on Millions’. It focuses on the thousands of mothers […]


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