Key Retirement Solutions has revealed that new equity-release lending was down by more than 40 per cent in the second half of 2009. In its latest report, the brokerage found the overall value of new lending fell to 189m from 319m in 2008.
Conservative MP Ed Vaizey has accused the Treasury of “washing its hands” of the investors who lost millions of pounds in structured products backed by Lehman Brothers following the bank’s collapse last year.
The world’s strongest currency in November was not the US dollar, despite the greenback rallying 3.5% against the euro, 8.7% against the Japanese yen and over 8.6% versus the Mexican peso and the Turkish lira up to yesterday’s close. The strongest currency last month was sterling, which had strengthened 2.2% versus even the mighty US […]
Is this a birthday to be proud of for the investment industry? Since Mifid II came into force a year ago, industry figures have continued to debate whether it has fulfilled its goal of increasing transparency in the asset management industry. The objective of making financial markets “fair, transparent, efficient and integrated” is a sizeable […]
The FCA has given the former chief executive and sales director of failed life settlement bond company Keydata until 1 February to pay more than £75m in fines between them. The final notices published on the FCA’s website today bring to a close years of legal fighting between the company’s top executives and the regulator, […]
Star manager Nick Train has described much of the current global political climate as “horrible”, but has sounded an optimistic note about the prospects for equity investors in 2019 on the back of heightened corporate activity. In the January update for the flagship Lindsell Train Investment Trust, Train writes that while equities took a beating […]