The introduction of equal treatment on all matters tax through full recognition being granted to civil partnerships creates a series of planning issues on which professional advice will need to be sought.
Morningstar CEO Toby Webb has been replaced by Bevin Desmond, Morningstars president of international operations. Desmond will oversee the running of the UK business until a replacement is found for Webb, with the group actively recruiting and expecting to find somebody soon. Morningstar has 17 international operations outside the US.Desmond says: “Toby Webb went last […]
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Trevor Greetham, Head of Multi Asset at Royal London Asset Management, reveals why clients should be seriously concerned when short-term holdings of cash turn into a long-term investment. There is nothing wrong with holding wealth in the form of cash on a short-term basis. For many people capital stability is important and access to ready cash […]
Advice giant St James’s Place will block access to its investment platform for 10 days while it migrates services to a new provider. SJP tells Money Marketing that the work will affect online service ability for clients between 19 October and 29 October. A spokesman says: “SJP will carry out essential maintenance to our systems as part […]
This summer saw the S&P 500 rule headlines for enjoying the longest-running bull market in history. Yet, as per the old adage, what goes up inevitably comes down, and it is the job of advisers to manage clients’ portfolios accordingly – either directly or via the third-party investment services they use. A crude assumption might […]
There is currently no minimum qualification level, but the majority of advisers think this needs to change The role of the paraplanner is a relatively new one and its definition and responsibilities can differ hugely between firms. According to the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, the role can be broken down into four key […]