HM Revenue & Customs has withdrawn venture capital trust approval for the Oxford Technology 3 VCT and the Oxford Technology 1VCT after they breached rules for holding more than 15 per cent of their funds in one firm. A London Stock Exchange ann-ouncement last week revealed that the company reported the breach to HMRC last […]
The Institute of Fiscal Studies says annuities will become even more expensive with more poor choices after the Government announced reforms to retirement income. In the Budget yesterday the Chancellor said all over-55s can take their pension pot in cash from next April and do not need to buy an annuity. Insurers’ share prices dropped […]
Do macro headlines create white noise which impacts market prices? Portfolio Manager at Harris Associates, David Herro, discusses how market volatility can create opportunities to buy good business at a discount.
Most firms regulated by the FCA are satisfied with its performance and believe it is an efficient regulator, the watchdog has said. The survey conducted by the FCA and its Practitioner Panel – one of its advisory bodies – sought feedback on the regulator’s performance from the firms it oversees. The results showed that both satisfaction and […]
Investing at this stage of the market cycle is a tough balancing act. While over-exposure to risky assets leaves a portfolio vulnerable when a correction really bites, taking too much risk off the table too soon can mean missing out on the remaining opportunities which may still present themselves over the coming months. With so […]
A complaint that an Aviva system error kept an investor from retirement for five years and resulted in substantial financial distress has been rejected by the Pensions Ombudsman. The complainant – Mr D – held an Aviva Pension Plan until 2008, during which time he was underpaid £37,010.57 due to a fault in Aviva’s processing system […]