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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The FCA has announced two new co-directors for its financial advice and life insurance supervision. FCA director of competition Deb Jones and Nest Corporation executive director Debbie Gupta will be taking on the co-directorship in May. Prior to her position at the FCA, Jones was a director at the Office of Fair Trading for eight […]
A decade ago, I went through the pain of switching utility providers. Deterred by a catalogue of errors, it is only recently, after a house move, that I tried again. I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was. It has made me think about how complex and expensive it is to switch in financial […]
It has never been more important to encourage saving. But advisers know only too well how challenging the complexities of the UK savings and pensions landscape make it for people. Any trends towards simplification would be welcome, but unfortunately recent developments have moved in the opposite direction. Take Isas, for example. Their simplicity has always […]