Richard Buxton’s Schroder UK alpha plus fund remains one of the market’s most popular products, run as a focused portfolio of the manager’s highest conviction ideas. He joined the group in 2001 and has managed the fund since launch a year later, before which he had an 11-year stint running UK equity money at Barings. […]
Hargreaves Lansdown is not a typical adviser business but the company feels that its approach to the retirement market has set it up to be a leading firm in the sector for many years to come. With a client bank split 90 per cent self-service to 10 per cent advised clients, Hargreaves Lansdown says its […]
Lifesearch managing director Tom Baigrie is working with the Association of British Insurers on its new drive to help raise consumer awareness of protection needs. ABI protection strategy committee chairman and Aviva protection director Richard Verdin says Baigrie, who spearheaded the consumer protection and insurance engagement campaign, has agreed to help steer the work stream […]
“It is like chasing the soap in the bath. You think you have just about got it and it slips away.”Which? Future of Banking Commission panel member Philip Augar on finding a solution to the banking crisis. “I’m struggling up the street with a bottle of Bollinger.”Syndaxi’s Robert Reid “Anti-money-laundering is my speciality, mainly because […]
Every day a quick scan of the news reveals some new horror that will change the lives of those involved forever – the unlucky accident on the way to work, a tragic illness that cuts a young life short or the holiday accident that leaves more than just a scar to cope with. We barely […]
Adviser trade body Pimfa has called on the government to go forward with the pensions dashboard as rumours swirl that ministers are considering abandoning the idea. Pimfa’s call comes after reports claim work and pensions secretary Esther McVey believes that the pensions dashboard would be a distraction to rolling out universal credit and so should […]
The Money Advice Service will soon be superseded by a new public financial guidance body, rolling it into Pension Wise and The Pensions Advisory Service. Money Marketing looks at some of the key stats for the organisation ahead of the transition.
The year so far has been full of manager and senior staff moves. Earlier this month, eight senior staff at Standard Life Aberdeen left to go to Aviva Investors, to join former Standard Life Investments equities head David Cumming. With moves like this in mind, is a management team or sole manager the better choice? […]