Having thought that customer-agreed remuneration would be pretty straightforward to implement, I had something of a rude shock last week. I had recommended a personal pension which works along the basis of a fee, calculated bluntly but totally transparently as a deductible percentage of the first two years’ contributions. I had offered to take less […]
Advisers and fund managers have welcomed the Investment Management Association’s changes to its UK equity income and UK bond and income sector definitions.Funds in the UK equity income sector must now reassess the way yield is calculated, with the aim to achieve in excess of 110 per cent of the distributable income of the FTSE […]
Friends Provident International has launched an 80 per cent global growth protector fund.It says the fund aims to generate unlimited returns from a dynamically managed basket of equity assets at the same time as protecting against downside risk, using fixed interest and deposit investments. The fund is backed by BlackRock and HSBC, providing an exciting […]
Adviser trade body Pimfa has called on the government to go forward with the pensions dashboard as rumours swirl that ministers are considering abandoning the idea. Pimfa’s call comes after reports claim work and pensions secretary Esther McVey believes that the pensions dashboard would be a distraction to rolling out universal credit and so should […]
The Money Advice Service will soon be superseded by a new public financial guidance body, rolling it into Pension Wise and The Pensions Advisory Service. Money Marketing looks at some of the key stats for the organisation ahead of the transition.
The year so far has been full of manager and senior staff moves. Earlier this month, eight senior staff at Standard Life Aberdeen left to go to Aviva Investors, to join former Standard Life Investments equities head David Cumming. With moves like this in mind, is a management team or sole manager the better choice? […]