Do macro headlines create white noise which impacts market prices? Portfolio Manager at Harris Associates, David Herro, discusses how market volatility can create opportunities to buy good business at a discount.
HM Revenue & Customs is to launch a multi-million pound battle in the Supreme Court with a group of film scheme investors. A hearing will open on Wednesday over a £503m deal between an investment group and Walt Disney Pictures. Members of Eclipse 35 paid the sum to acquire the distribution rights on two Disney […]
Standard Life has reportedly made a formal bid to acquire Axa’s Elevate platform. According to Bloomberg, Standard Life is in talks for the business unit as the French insurer seeks to sell off its UK life insurance and wealth investment units. Axa will reportedly seek to sell of chunks of the business separately, and is […]
Three quarters of advisers say it is possible to provide an independent advice service and be profitable, according to a Money Marketing poll. The survey of 256 advisers found 72 per cent backed the sustainability of IFAs despite recent deals that have seen large independent firms become restricted. However, a quarter (28 per cent) said […]
Capital Market Notes, December 2016 Dave Lafferty, chief market strategist at Natixis Global Asset Management, assesses the accuracy of his 2016 outlook and provides his thoughts and outlook for 2017. Click here to read the full article
The Pensions Regulator has agreed to share market intelligence on defined benefit transfers on a regular basis with the FCA and The Pensions Advisory Service so trustees can ensure members fully understand the risks involved. In a new formal agreement, TPR will share its reports on DB market intelligence roughly every two weeks with the […]
Advisers explain how out-of-town offices are preferable to city centres and why the retirement market is key It is easy for outsiders to make assumptions about the North East based on the so-called North/South divide. While acknowledging the real challenges in this part of the UK, local advisers are keen to highlight the positives that […]
Advisers are questioning the value that best-buy fund lists have after Hargreaves Lansdown’s opinion-splitting decision to reform its flagship Wealth 150. According to a recent report from consultancy Platforum, 61 per cent of advisers use the services of fund research agencies, while an increasing number of providers and fund supermarkets are launching lists of the […]