Sesame is warning advisers that it believes the diversification benefits of Reits have been overhyped, saying global Reits are no more effective than investments concentrated in other specialist sectors.
Financial advice firm the Bartlett Group is embarking on a trek across India for Help the Aged. The firm is hoping to raise a minimum of 5,200.
Cross-party amendments to the Pensions Bill to offer further help to the 125,000 people who lost out when their occupational schemes collapsed were narrowly defeated in Parliament this afternoon.
Next month’s Money Marketing Live London conference and exhibition will once again give pension advisers the opportunity to hear from the experts on the latest industry developments.
An open letter to Michael Coogan of the Council of Mortgage lenders.
Derek discusses a number of self-help stories as examples of where he is finding good opportunities in the UK With the FTSE trading at historically high levels, many investors have questioned whether UK equities continue to offer value. But, as Derek points out, the headline figures mask many opportunities at a sector level. He has […]
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Another investment manager offering enterprise investment schemes has alerted clients of a 10 per cent drop in value for one of its portfolios following new Mifid rules. Mifid II, which came into force on 3 January, requires firms to notify clients when the overall value of their portfolio, relative to its value at the beginning of each reporting […]
The recent enquiry by the work and pensions select committee has reignited the debate about the future of collective defined contribution schemes. Whether these sort of schemes can be incorporated into the current UK pensions landscape is a moot point. Let’s consider some of the arguments for and against CDC. First of all, it is […]
Retirement interest-only mortgages are set to become more popular following the FCA removing hurdles to selling them. The regulator sees RIO mortgages as a possible aid to the waves of maturing interest-only loans with no repayment strategy. However, the FCA also wants RIO mortgages to be sold more widely, for example as an additional option […]