Premier Mortgage Service has appointed former Edeus commercial director Martin Reynolds as corporate manager. He will initially work on a short-term contract and his remit will include developing new income streams for PMS.
Santander is merging Cater Allen, James Hay and Abbey Sharedealing under the Santander Private Banking brand and Cater Allen managing director Richard Dunn has been appointed commercial director of the new structure with the task of finding a way to combine the three businesses.
Recent macroeconomic developments have created a supportive environment for commodity prices. Turmoil in global financial markets led to slower growth in the US economy, which in turn led to lower US interest rates and a weaker dollar.
By Steve Webb, director of policy In my recent discussions with advisers, a hot topic has been the growing number of people interested in transferring their defined benefit pension rights into a defined contribution pension scheme. With many pension schemes offering eye-watering transfer values, this is likely to be an area of increasing interest. Yet […]
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 […]