After a volatile 2015, Peter Saacke considers the prospects for a (smooth) recovery in 2016.
Aberdeen Asset Management is planning to acquire bond fund manager Rogge Global Partners, Sky News reports. The firm is reportedly one of three bidders for the firm, which is owned by Old Mutual. Evercore is handling the sale on behalf of Old Mutual, and Sky News suggests it will imminently choose a preferred bidder between […]
Philip Johnson is stepping down from his role as chief financial officer at Jupiter Asset Management. The move was due to “a narrowing of the role” amid “broader changes” to Jupiter’s executive committee, the firm said today. Johnson will remain in his post until May 2016 to help with the transition of his successor. Shares in […]
There has been a lot of comment in the media recently about the fact that there are two different ways that pension schemes can collect the tax relief that savers enjoy when contributing to a pension. This prompted the pensions minister to chastise The Pensions Regulator for lack of clarity in their own communications on […]
The Prudential Regulation Authority has revealed it intends to review the underwriting standards of buy-to-let lenders. The announcement was made yesterday in the most recent Financial Stability Report and comes at a time when there is intense scrutiny of the buy-to-let sector. Not only has Chancellor George Osborne announced a gradual cutting of tax relief […]
James Foster, manager of the Artemis Monthly Distribution Fund, discusses the delicate balance between too much yield (and attendant risk) and too little. Click here
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