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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Another investment manager offering enterprise investment schemes has alerted clients of a 10 per cent drop in value for one of its portfolios following new Mifid rules. Mifid II, which came into force on 3 January, requires firms to notify clients when the overall value of their portfolio, relative to its value at the beginning of each reporting […]
The recent enquiry by the work and pensions select committee has reignited the debate about the future of collective defined contribution schemes. Whether these sort of schemes can be incorporated into the current UK pensions landscape is a moot point. Let’s consider some of the arguments for and against CDC. First of all, it is […]
Retirement interest-only mortgages are set to become more popular following the FCA removing hurdles to selling them. The regulator sees RIO mortgages as a possible aid to the waves of maturing interest-only loans with no repayment strategy. However, the FCA also wants RIO mortgages to be sold more widely, for example as an additional option […]