The Government is preparing to allow private sector companies to set up brokerages to serve the secondary annuity market. Though the Treasury delayed the start date of the reforms to April 2017 – a year later than originally proposed – it is pushing ahead with plans that will allow an estimated five million people to […]
Noel Butwell, Distribution Director at Standard Life, talks Pension Freedoms.
The FCA has banned the director of an advice firm after he transferred over £2m of clients’ funds into inappropriate investments. The regulator says Quintillion Asset Management director Simon Silva-Peake also caused or allowed a further £659,270 of client money to be misappropriated. Money Marketing first flagged investor concerns about Quintillion in March 2013. Silva-Peake […]
More than 150 investors in film partnership schemes have been granted permission to appeal a High Court ruling which found in favour of HM Revenue & Customs. In July, the court rejected the investors’ attempt to challenge the legality of demands by HMRC to pay disputed tax upfront. The claimants claimed tax relief after investing […]
By James Dowey, Chief Economist and CIO Turnaround stories are an investor’s best friend. If successful, they prompt a widespread and possibly radical re-evaluation of the fair value of the associated assets. If one is brave enough to re-evaluate early on in the process then the returns can be very large. For over two decades […]
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