Tipped to do wellStability at F&C Asset Management following its merger with Isis could see renewed interest from investors. It had major upheaval as key managers and analysts left but F&C’s investment team looks ready to benefit from the new structure. However, it must recover from the loss of reputation on its bond and UK […]
Aegon PR Adrian Cammidge was struck with amnesia at MM’s annual Christmas bash. Forgetful Cammidge was for once rendered speechless when unable to remember the name of the restaurant he had booked for the aforementioned Christmas lunch. The Diary thinks sleepless nights are taking their toll on old father Cammidge. And ‘not getting any’ sleep that […]
It is being compared with the 1997 tax raid on pensions – the Government’s latest stealth tax on insurance company funds. Hidden in the Pre-Budget report was the PN3 release designed to protect tax revenues from insurance com-panies. This latest raid has been launched without any consultation and will have a dramatic effect on insurance […]
The Queen’s New Year’s honours list awarded decorations to members of the financial services community, including FSA deputy chair Stewart Boyd and Co-operative Bank Financial Services former chief-executive Mervyn Kay Pedelty. Boyd receives an OBE for services to the finance sector while Pedelty receives a knighthood for services to business and charity.
By Josh Ausden, Head of Client Investment Strategy, Neptune Short-term yen strength has hurt the Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund but recent events have only added weight to our conviction that the Bank of Japan will act to ease policy, boosting multinationals’ profits and weakening the yen. In recent weeks the performance of the Japanese stockmarket […]
The pensions dashboard: now there is a good idea, surely? Well, actually no, it is not. To be fair, it sounds like a good idea – a one stop shop where you can see all your various pensions in one place, neat and tidy, lovely and shiny. But there are some problems – quite a […]
When I first started flicking through career guides and thinking about what path to take, I wanted to make sure my job gave me flexibility, the ability to travel and the opportunity to meet people. After researching it, I realised a career in financial planning could tick all these boxes and, so far, my experience […]
The FCA has published the findings of its review into how non-deposit taking mortgage lenders and mortgage third-party administrators handle complaints, concluding that some approaches are “inflexible”. The regulator wanted to see if the processes involved in handling complaints posed a risk to customers, and, in some areas, found room for improvement. While the FCA […]