Advisers can move from a reliance on initial commission to a recurring income-based business model in as little as two years, says Paradigm chief executive Paul Hogarth.He says: “You cannot take everyone to a recurring revenue overnight but I think it could happen in the next couple of years. There is massive consolidation in the […]
Aegon Asset Management is introducing Dublin-domiciled strategic global, high-yield global and investmentgrade global bond funds which are available for distribution in the UK, Channel Islands, Ireland and Switzerland.The strategic global bond fund will be run by David Roberts and Philip Milburn. It will look to invest across AAA-rated government bonds, high-yield and emerging market corporate […]
AlphaSimplex Group believes that the most robust investment products are those that adapt to changing market conditions. Alex Healey, portfolio manager of the ASG Managed Futures Fund, talks about how holding “long” and “short” positions in alternative investments, to match market trends, can create opportunities in both up and down markets.
Auto-enrolment is a much-celebrated success, with around 10 million workers now belonging to pension schemes chosen by their employers. Unfortunately, however, the complexities of pension administration have created a major problem that has the potential to undermine confidence in it. The last thing we need is another pensions scandal splashed across the front pages. Pension […]
The pound dropped to its lowest level since June 2017 today as media reports emerged prime minister Theresa May will delay a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal. There have been widespread reports the critical vote scheduled for tomorrow is going to be delayed with May scheduled to address MPs later this afternoon. The pound […]
Less than one in twenty consumers are aware their pension is 100 per cent protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme if directly managed under a life insurance contract, research has found. The FSCS consumer survey by Populus also found 49 per cent of respondents do not think FSCS protection applied to pension products. The lifeboat scheme […]