Equitable Life has reintroduced an interim bonus of 3.5 per cent to UK with-profits pension policies. Policy values have also been awarded a one-off rise of 2 per cent, reversing the reductions made in March 2009.
Adviser Fund Index panellists have moved away from British equities and towards emerging markets and strategic bond funds in the balanced index. In last November’s rebalancing, panellists reduced their direct exposure to Britain while fixed interest and property gained the most. The funds picked by the highest number of panellists include First State Asia Pacific […]
As global economic activity expands after the financial crisis, commodity prices will rise further, driven by demand, says the International Monetary Fund.
A recent court judgment may offer advisers hope in the Arch cru fund debacle, a legal firm has claimed.
Four IFAs give their verdicts on the outlook for the year ahead
It can be difficult for employees to control their spending habits, in fact they may not realise that they have bad habits at all.
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The Pensions Ombudsman and The Pensions Regulator have agreed to share information to increase their understanding of issues in the sector. The agreement follows the FCA and TPR announcing in February they will work together on a strategy to tackle risks in the pensions sector over the next five to 10 years. The agreement announced […]
Platform Alliance Trust Savings continues to be affected by staff departures as three senior executives are understood to have left the business. Money Marketing understands commercial director Ed Carey and customer services director Gordon Murray have recently resigned from their posts. According to LinkedIn, Carey joined ATS in 2016 as sales director before taking on the commercial […]