Running a financial services firm is a bit like engineering, according to engineer turned Attivo Group chief executive Stephen Harper. It is all about systems that can break down completely if they have not been properly maintained, or if the smallest component stops working. “The reason why the system on an engine breaks is usually […]
The combination of low inflation growth and excess liquidity following the ECB’s quantitative easing programme has distorted bond valuations, with some short-duration instruments now offering negative returns. At the beginning of March nearly $3.85trn (£2.56trn) or 17 per cent of developed market global government bonds traded at negative yields, according to Columbia Threadneedle Investments. In […]
Consolidator AFH Financial Group has acquired a national IFA for up to £4.1m, its largest acquisition deal to date. AFH has acquired Stroud-based Independent Financial Services (U.K.) for an initial cash sum of £450,000, paid on completion of the deal yesterday. A further sum of up to £3.65m will be paid in three tranches over […]
Jelf, an independent full-service UK-based brokerage that supports businesses and individuals, has announced its interim results.
Even over the long term, real interest rates aren’t expected to rise much above 1 per cent. So where may investors find income? James Foster and Jacob de Tusch-Lec, co-managers of the Artemis Monthly Distribution Fund, examine the opportunities Last December, the Bank of England asked two big questions. First: how far have ‘real’ interest […]
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