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 […]
Platforms should brace themselves for a difficult second half of the year as sluggish Isa sales led to a soft second quarter, consultancy Fundscape says. Fundscape’s latest platform market figures show total platform assets – including the advised and direct-to-consumer sectors – grew by £32bn to £604bn in the second quarter of the year. However, […]
Advisers giving defined benefit pension transfer advice can expect to pay nearly double for their professional indemnity insurance premiums at the next renewal than those who do not advise in that area. QPI, which is part of insurance broker PIB Group, says advisers with DB exposure can expect to pay between 2 per cent and 3 […]
Back in April, I wrote a piece explaining why investors shouldn’t give up on bonds just yet. Given the heightened volatility in equity markets this year, I thought it might be a good idea to take a closer look at this asset class, too. The VIX index, which predicts market volatility and is known as […]