Consumer confidence in May increased from nine points to 99, the highest point since November 2005, according to the Nationwide Consumer Confidence Index.Nationwide says that consumers were upbeat about the economy in May and felt comfortable that things would continue to be good over the coming months. But the Spending Index fell five points, the […]
Standard Life has recruited First State fund manager to Casper Trenchard to replace Mark Niznik on its UK opportunities fund. Trenchard is in negotiations to bring the 19m First State British opportunities fund he runs with him, which would see First State leave the UK equity sector.
T Bailey has become the latest investment firm to throw its backing behind Bill Mott’s new PSigma equity income fund.The multi-manager firm has made the fund its fourth-biggest holding within its £12m equity income vehicle with a 10.4 per cent weighting.T Bailey fund manager Jason Britton says the selection was down to Mott’s track record […]
On Friday, the Department for Work and Pensions published its guidance for employers on using the new Fit for Work (FfW) service to help ill employees return to the workplace. It also includes more details on the tax exemption for medical interventions that commenced on 1 January 2015.
Invesco has sealed a deal to acquire OppenheimerFunds as the firrm looks to break into the top 10 global investment managers. The deal will see OppenheimerFunds parent Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company sell the asset manager to Invesco, with MassMutual taking a 15.5 per cent stake in Invesco in return. Invesco will manage $1.2trn (£920bn) […]
Advice firm consolidator Newell Palmer has acquired midlands IFA Sense Wealth Management in a deal adding another £35m to its funds under management. The purchase is the 51st acquisition made by Newell Palmer since it began trading in 1993. The £35m is split between around 100 active clients from Sense, who will all transfer over […]
Three directors have been named to the board of the newly-launched Single Financial Guidance Body. The Department for Work and Pensions has appointed former National Employment Savings Trust chief executive Tim Jones and Royal Bank of Scotland director for products Moray McDonald as non-executive directors. University of Bristol emeritus professor Elaine Kempson will also join the board. […]