Britannic Asset Management has set up the Cartesian boutique run by the former SVM managers David Stevenson and Andrew Kelly. Its UK opportunities fund will hold 30 to 60 high-conviction stocks with a bias to mid-and small caps.
Scottish Life is going head to head with Standard Life and Legal & General by introducing a group self-invested personal pension by A-Day. The product will act as a personal pension, with the extra flexibility of a Sipp kick-ing in when it is needed. Scottish Life says this means that directors with big pension pots […]
The IFA Defence Union is looking to shed its militant tag with a rebrand and increased focus on training. Evan Owen plans to change the name to the IFA Defence and Development Union. Owen, who has consistently argued that the financial services regulatory regime violates EU human rights law, says he is looking to quash […]
F&C has soft-launched special situations and mid-cap funds alongside the UK opportunities fund it set up for Phil Doel following his arrival from DWS last November. New head of UK equities Peter Lees is running the F&C UK mid cap fund while Makis Kaketsis, manager of the F&C UK prime fund is also running the […]
New laws in Dubai will put the burden of providing international private medical insurance (iPMI) firmly on the shoulders of the employer in order to maintain the country’s leading healthcare facilities. With 10,000 UK nationals having moved to the country since 2007 and only 16.5 per cent of the total 8.2 million people living there being Emiratis, Jelf Employee Benefits believes this move was inevitable and employer responsibilities could continue to escalate in future.
The Upper Tribunal has found that Andrew Tinney, the former chief operating officer of Barclays Wealth, breached his obligation as an approved person to act with integrity. The update published on the FCA’s website today explains the reasons for the publication of the ruling. In March 2012, Tinney received a document which contained critical findings […]
‘Scheme pays’ can take the sting out of annual allowance tax charges, but scheme members must move quickly to take advantage With more than five months to go, the self-assessment deadline feels like a lifetime away. But for clients facing an annual allowance tax charge for the 2018/19 tax year on their pension savings, the […]
The Financial Conduct Authority has announced six Q&A roundtable sessions to be hosted across the UK. The regulatory body will be going to Glasgow, Newcastle, Birmingham, London, Manchester and Newport. Each event, titled “ask the regulator”, will be 90 minutes long and will feature FCA and industry representatives. According to the FCA, the sessions are […]