Former ABI director general Mary Francis has joined the board of Aviva as an independent non-executive director. Francis, who joins on 1 October, is also a non-executive director of the Bank of England and Centrica. Prior to joining the ABI in 1999, she worked for the Treasury and as private secretary to the Prime Minister.
A Tory Government would not lift markets more than Labour despite the party’s allegiance to the investment community, say roadshow panellists. In some general elections, investment professionals have been vocal in their support of the Tories but panellists said investors would not be affected positively or negatively by a change of Government. Invesco Asset Management […]
Hartford Lifes gold flexible investment bond is a unit-linked bond providing access to five ready-made portfolios and a self-select range of 37 investment funds from fund management groups.
The world’s financial climate is changing. Risks have increased, returns have collapsed. It used to be that diversifying overseas within equity and fixed-interest asset classes was enough to produce good returns but this is no longer the case.
The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries is launching a guide to help intermediaries with lead generation.
With volatility set to continue, Peter Saacke, manager of the Artemis Global Growth Fund, thinks stock-specific opportunities are on the rise.
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Royal Bank of Scotland has joined rivals like HSBC in launching an automated investment advice service for more than five million customers. The bank claims to be the first bank in the UK to launch a “fully regulated” robo-advice service, which will be under its NatWest brand. The service, live from Monday, is targeted at […]
There is nearly £8.5bn in “drifted” legacy UK equity income funds that have underperformed against the sector over the past decade, research has found. As the fund management industry awaits Mifid II next year, Morningstar has analysed the competitive UK Equity Income sector on behalf of Money Marketing and found about 10 per cent of the sector’s […]
Old Mutual Global Investors has appointed Freddie Woolfe head of responsible investment and stewardship, reporting into chief executive Richard Buxton. Woolfe joins from Newton Investment Management, where he was a responsible investment analyst primarily covering the healthcare and technology, media and telecommunications sectors. Previously he held roles at Hermes Equity Ownership Services and HSBC. Woolfe will […]