South African financial services group Sanlam has reported a 65 per cent drop in net operating profit for its UK business during the first half of the year.
Specialist IFA Symponia has hit out at the Government for backtracking on plans to charge a flat fee to help fund the cost of their long-term care.
Flows into equity funds reversed last week as fears grow over the sustainability of market rallies, according to EPFR Global.Investors pulled $4.95 billion (£3.03 billion) from equity funds in the week ending September 2, with $713m withdrawn from global emerging markets funds, and $185m taken out of Latin American funds.Meanwhile, emerging Europe funds saw their […]
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By Chris Taylor, Head of Japanese Equities at Neptune Abenomics is not working; Japan is almost back in recession; Abe’s 3rd arrow of structural reform has missed. These are increasingly popular assessments of Japan but are all a severe misdiagnosis, argues Chris Taylor, manager of the Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund Click here to read more […]
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The Personal Finance Society has updated its guide on pension transfers from defined benefit to defined contribution schemes for advisers. This replaces the earlier good practice guide first published in February 2017 and registers a number of important developments in the market. These include the FCA’s consultation about advising on transfers and its supervisory work […]
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Gold prices historically have maintained a tight, inverse relationship with real yields on 10-year US Treasuries, but this relationship has weakened in the past year, suggesting the precious metal’s price is now being driven by other forces. Real yields are adjusted for inflation, so the real yield on 10-year US Treasuries, for example, is the […]