In 1980, the typical adviser’s career path started with them joining an insurance company, before moving to an adviser firm. Later, the more enterprising individuals might go it alone. This resulted in thousands of small firms. Their ethics and the quality of advice they offered were utterly diverse. Some were well-known and highly respected in […]
Hargreaves Lansdown is launching a range of in-house, low-cost equity funds in to a bid to step up the dialogue between fund managers and investors. The first in the range, the HL Select UK Shares fund, launches on 1 December and will be run by Steve Clayton. The fund will sit in the IA UK […]
The ideal inheritance plan allows you to pass an asset down to the next generation tax-free on death but be able to access it for your own use beforehand if needed. Defined contribution pensions enable you to do just that. The default strategy of many advisers now is to recommend their older clients keep their […]
The European Central Bank has announced it will extend its monthly asset purchase programme beyond March 2017 but will reduce it from €80bn to €60bn from April. In today’s meeting of its Governing Council, the ECB said the quantitative easing programme will continue until at least the end of December 2017, or beyond if necessary, […]
Dr. Andrew Lo, Founder and Chief Investment Strategist at AlphaSimplex, says the financial market has experienced the ‘Marching Band Effect’ over the past few years, with the various elements moving to left and right together and feeling the risks as one, making the effect more dynamic.
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