Trust-based Sipps will continue to be prevented from holding protected rights, according to the latest Department for Work and Pensions update. But Sipp arrangements will be allowed to sit within the wrapper of an appropriate scheme without invalidating its contracted-out status.
Investec Asset Management has made three promotions within its fixed income team.Harsha Patel and Anna Lees-Jones have become co-heads of credit. Patel will be responsible for managing bottom-up credit selection while Lees-Jones will take charge of top-down macro credit decisions. They have 23 years combined experience in portfolio management. Kieran Roane has been promoted to […]
Witan Investment Trust is to pay a second interim dividend of 5p per ordinary share to be paid on April 3, 2006.This represents an increase of 2.3 per cent year-on-year in total and is in line with the board’s intention of growing dividend payments to keep pace with inflation. It makes a total annual distribution […]
Neil Jones is technical support manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team. Canada Life offers a range of wealth management solutions, including retirement income planning, estate planning and investment solutions from a choice of jurisdictions, including the UK, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland. The residential nil-rate band (RNRB) was first announced in […]
Defined benefit transfers have passed the £60bn mark since the pension freedoms started in 2015, a Freedom of Information Act Request reveals. Provider Royal London asked The Pensions Regulator to supply the 2018/19 data on the volume of transfers out of DB pension schemes and the value of those transfers. It also asked the watchdog […]
You may have seen some reporting on St James’s Place’s charges over the weekend courtesy of The Sunday Times. First up, kudos for continuing to push such an influential but guarded firm on such an important topic. Specifically, the claim was made that on a £1m pot invested over 20 years, clients would see almost […]
Platforms that have well-developed drawdown solutions will be best placed to help advisers navigate clients through retirement, says Seven Investment Management. 7IM head of intermediary Verona Kenny says platforms with strong offerings in the drawdown space are vital for proper client management. Speaking to Money Marketing, Kenny says: “Challenges for advisers to navigate include ensuring […]