Labour has named Nottingham East MP Chris Leslie as its new shadow chancellor following the defeat of Ed Balls at last week’s election. Leslie steps up from his previous role as shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, in which he opposed Liberal Democrat Danny Alexander. Having previously represented the Yorkshire constituency of Shipley from 1997, […]
Sales in Prudential’s UK business are up 8 per cent year-on-year as bonds, personal pensions and drawdown products offset the loss of annuities, the firm’s quarterly results show. UK retail sales, on an annual premium equivalent basis, hit £169m in the three months to March, compared to £157m to the same quarter last year, a […]
Networking is a crucial part of developing referrals and opening new doors. Indeed, many advisers we work with are building profitable businesses almost solely on referrals. Building a referral network is a great way to find new clients and prospects. However, contrary to popular belief, networking is not about trying to sell your services to […]
Columbia Threadneedle Investments has boosted its European equities team with the appointment of Mark Nichols as portfolio manager. Nichols joins the recently rebranded investment manager from F&C Investments, where he was director and fund manager in the European equities team. He has also worked at Lehman Brothers and Invesco in similar roles. Columbia Threadneedle Investments head of European […]
Jonathan Platt, Head of Fixed Income at Royal London Asset Management, discusses why RLAM would be supportive of the Bank of England selling back corporate bonds to the private sector – as recent speculation suggests – believing that this would be a positive move towards supporting the long-term interests of the sterling credit market. Read […]
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