Former Conservative deputy chairman Howard Flight has become senior adviser and consultant to Kinetic Partners, a global professional services boutique focused on the investment management industry.
Almost 98 per cent of investors are unaware that equities are better performing than property, according to New Star Asset Management.Only 2.2 per cent of investors identified equities as returning the most over the last two years to 30 April 2005. Most investors, 62.8 per cent, thought property offered the best returns, whilst 2.7 per […]
Global IFA Montpelier Group is launching Montpelier Fund Management this week through a joint venture with Montague Capital. The merger with the Stratford-upon-Avon- based global investment manager, which is effec- tive immediately, will allow Montpelier to offer high-net-worth clients discretionary and advisory portfolio management advice, with access to Montague’s 12 investment managers, in addition to […]
Clerical Medical Internatio-nal has donned its walking shoes in the recent Isle of Man Parish Walk. The event raised money for charities as seasoned walkers and prof-essionals set about the 85-mile route, starting from Douglas, and took in a scenic tour of the sights of 17 par-ishes across the Isle of Man.
Plum Software has launched new IFA software with features including extended branching and priorities capabilities.Plum says IFA firms can now tailor database access according to identities and logo with the software also helping to manage and monitor compliance and co-ordinate marketing across different offices.It says the priorities option allows firms to set up their own […]
Chris Taylor, Investment Director & Head of Research at Neptune The oil price has more than halved over the past 18 months. Many market participants assume this is a temporary phenomenon. We believe they are wrong. Our analysis of the changes taking place in the real world suggests the oil industry is adapting to life […]
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Experts have played down any immediate moves from the FCA towards those firms that are not prepared for Mifid II regulation that comes into force on 3 January 2018. However, concerns remain that a “material number” of small asset managers have not yet started preparing for the major European regulation. The FCA expects firms to […]
OMGI chief executive and star fund manager Richard Buxton is set to lead a management buyout of the single-strategy funds division of Old Mutual Wealth with the backing of TA Associates. The £550m deal is set to be announced before Christmas, Sky News reports. The buyout is part of Old Mutual’s managed separation, which is […]