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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A former IFA who pocketed clients’ Sipp money has been given a six-year jail sentence. Darren Say, who ran advice firm Wealth Connection, was found guilty of fraud by abuse of position and of fraudulent trading after creating a pension scheme that loaned money to clients’ Sipps before investing funds in a property company where […]
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The FCA cancelled the authorisations of more than 200 firms last year for failing to meet “basic regulatory requirements” like paying their fees or filling out regulatory returns. The regulator revealed the figure in an update today, that its Threshold Conditions Team took enforcement action against at least 207 firms for failing such compliance failings […]