Scottish Widows Investment Partnership is offering a diversified assets fund investing in equities, bonds, property, cash and alternative assets. The fund is jointly managed by Jeff King and Ken Adams and aims for a return of cash plus 3.25 per cent a year.
Skandia is adding an Isa campaign support tool to its IFA platform, enabling advisers to produce tailored direct-mail campaigns with prepopulated application forms, covering letters and key features documents.
In the mid-season questionnaire, the AFI panellists made several predictions for the end of 2006. More than 70 per cent of respondents correctly predicted that the FTSE 100 would be above 6,000. On the last day of trading – December 29 – it closed at 6,220.80.Panellists said all three AFI indices would outperform strongly in […]
Norwich Union’s socially-responsible investment team is assessing the risks and opportunities posed by the world’s obesity problem on the food production, retailing, healthcare and leisure sectors.The World Health Organisation says over one billion people are overweight while the UK’s health select committee estimates that problems caused by obesity cost the UK between 3.3bn and 3.7bn […]
FSA’s quality of advice investigation finds that 75% of smaller firms lack robust processes.
By Kunal Desai, Head of Indian Equities at Neptune Watch Kunal Desai, Manager of the Neptune India Fund, explain what he feels will be the driver of India’s shift from a story of relative outperformance to one of absolute returns. Click here to watch the video Important Information: Investment risks This fund may have […]
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Experts have played down any immediate moves from the FCA towards those firms that are not prepared for Mifid II regulation that comes into force on 3 January 2018. However, concerns remain that a “material number” of small asset managers have not yet started preparing for the major European regulation. The FCA expects firms to […]
OMGI chief executive and star fund manager Richard Buxton is set to lead a management buyout of the single-strategy funds division of Old Mutual Wealth with the backing of TA Associates. The £550m deal is set to be announced before Christmas, Sky News reports. The buyout is part of Old Mutual’s managed separation, which is […]