The F&C Commercial Property trust, the group’s third, will launch with a diversified portfolio of office blocks, retail outlets and industrial holdings. The launch follows the group’s first two trusts, both branded Isis, trading at a premium to NAV.
I must confess to something of a mis-spent youth. At university, while others toiled their way through the holidays working at the local pub or, better, as highly paid interns at investment banks, I sat at home and whiled away the time watching TV. Months and months passed with the biggest question being: MTV or […]
Network 300 director Chris Batten has extended an olive branch to ex-members in the wrangle over commission. Batten has pulled together the old Group 300 board – except for Gary Blair – to finalise a peace summit with ex-Network 300 members in an attempt to bring an end to the dispute over commission owed. Ex-finance […]
Savers are rushing to top-up their pensions amid fears chancellor Philip Hammond will deliver a further cut to the annual allowance in this month’s Budget, Zurich says. Cash flowing into pensions on Zurich’s investment platform soared 98 per cent in September compared to the annual average, the firm has found. The value of one-off pension […]
Every pound spent on financial education initiates can create more than £5 in social value, a new study finds. Research firm ERS examined the impact of “survival” money management workshops delivered to more than a thousand 16-25-year olds who were either not in work, full-time education or training, or had care responsibilities. They found that […]
Despite pressure to come down on the market like a ton of bricks, the FCA has taken a measured approach to improving standards Another week, another barrage of headlines about an FCA intervention on defined benefit pension transfers. The regulator’s latest missive focuses squarely on the standards and processes advisers employ when carrying out pension […]