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Income payments are increasing in frequency and size from investment trusts, new data suggests. Data from broker Winterflood Securities cited by the Financial Times shows that between 2013 and 2017, the proportion of trusts that paid some form of dividend for the year rose from 69 per cent to 82. The proportion of the 321 […]

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Govt loses more than £2bn on RBS share sale

The government has lost more than £2bn through the latest RBS share sale. More than £2.5bn of government-owned RBS shares have been sold as part of returning the bank to private ownership. The government’s shareholding has been reduced by 7.7 per cent to 62.4 per cent. Through the deal 925 million shares were sold at […]

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Abraham Okusanya: Advisers must go nowhere near platform costs

An awful lot of time is being dedicated to asking platforms to justify their existence, particularly in light of various botched re-platforming projects. But the point gets convoluted. Alongside those who question why certain platforms exist in the first place, there is debate around who they serve and how they should be paid for more […]

Disparities in fund sectors criticised in study

An analysis of the two most popular Investment Association mixed asset sectors has revealed wide variation in asset allocation that could have implications for advice suitability. Risk profiler Dynamic Planner researched the IA 20-60 per cent Shares and IA 40-85 per cent Shares sectors, assessing both asset mix, volatility and performance. Cash holdings in the […]

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Responsibility matters

RLAM is committed to being a responsible investor. Our quarterly newsletter, Responsibility Matters, explores key environmental, governance and social (ESG) themes. This quarter’s issue covers green bonds and sustainable agriculture, with articles from Head of Sustainable Investments Mike Fox and Sustainable Investment Analysts Gail Counihan and Victoria McArdle. Read the articles here Past performance is […]

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