Standard Life’s recently appointed chief executive Keith Skeoch has opted to take a cut to this bonus ahead of the company’s AGM next week, which will see his bonus potential cut by a fifth. In a statement, Standard Life confirmed Skeoch “voluntarily decided not to accept the maximum opportunity awarded to him in 2016” under the […]
The Government’s Lifetime Isa could be knocked off course just two months after being unveiled as the industry challenges key features of the flagship product. The Association of British Insurers and firms acting independently are lobbying the Treasury to drop aspects of the Lifetime Isa, due to launch in April 2017. Money Marketing understands potential providers […]
I do not question for a minute the predictions of the EY team Money Marketing recently reported on about the future of independent versus restricted advice. EY’s Malcolm Kerr knows more about this market and its economics than anyone. But I want to agree to disagree and focus on where IFAs will not only be […]
Royal London has posted a 56 per cent increase in new business to £2.1bn in the first quarter of 2016 as gross sales through platform Ascentric dropped 9 per cent. Overall funds under management rose 4 per cent from £84.5bn at 31 December 2015 to £87.9bn at 31 March 2016. Group pensions sales increased by […]
Matt Shafer, Head of International Distribution, discusses the firm’s philosophy around Durable Portfolio Construction, particularly the importance of putting risk first, thinking about better ways to use traditional asset classes and how to position alternatives in portfolios.
Banks are heading back into the world of advice but a culture clash means IFAs should not feel threatened It is interesting to see how many banks, asset managers and discretionary fund managers are moving into the advice space. Some for the first time. Others, with hope winning over experience, for the second or even […]
Baillie Gifford is lowering the annual management charge on four of its investment trusts from 1 January 2019. The Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust, Pacific Horizon Investment Trust, The Baillie Gifford Japan Trust and Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon all allow a tiered approach based on its total assets, and the group will reduce fees for the […]
FP Wealth Management director on helping other advice firms reap the benefits of taking on students If the future of advice makes you think of technology, think again. It is really all about people. A business cannot function without good people – something FP Wealth Management director Ian Bentley is well aware of. For the […]