Standard Life was downgraded to a sell last week by a Deutsche Bank analyst who called it one of the most exposed stocks in a deteriorating UK economy. The analyst’s note warned of “continuing start-up losses on the wrap platform”.
IFAs routinely assist their clients to fill out proposal forms but there are particular dangers in relation to insurance products. What are the risks and what can the IFA do to avoid them becoming a reality?
Many commentators have suggested that the UK’s exit from the European Union will trigger a domino effect, leading to its eventual break-up. Neptune’s Rob Burnett discusses the likelihood of this happening. Read more: Important information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past performance is not a guide for future […]
Advisers are avoiding putting all their eggs in the passives basket Few advisers have wholeheartedly taken on board the arguments for index-tracking and put all their eggs in the passives basket. Indeed, advisers are deeply split in their attitudes towards passive investing. There is no denying funds in passive investment vehicles have been on the […]
A weekly account of the curious goings-on in the world of financial services Fussy financial felines With the average salary for financial advisers continuing to grow, one has to wonder what privileges immediate family members are able to enjoy. Perhaps most important to the families that own them are cats. Thanks to Twitter, WSJ can […]