Traditional wealth managers have proved themselves to be scalable and profitable businesses despite the hype caused by robo-advice models, analysts say. Wealth managers have also been shown to be more robust than pure asset managers amid mounting pressure on fund performance and fees. While Hargreaves Lansdown and St James’s Place continue to make the headlines […]
The Government is considering changes to social care funding, including a “death tax” and a potential cap on the cost of long-term care, as part of a Budget announcement around funding for social care. According to a Financial Times report, a committee of social care experts, reporting to Prime Minister Theresa May, has been looking […]
The FCA does not want advisers to act as “order takers”, its IFA technical specialist has said. Speaking at Finalytiq’s Science of Retirement conference today, Chris Hewitt urged advisers to question the client’s motivations behind their request before transacting any business. He said: “We do think advisers shouldn’t be order takers. If a client comes […]
AlphaSimplex Group believes that the most robust investment products are those that adapt to changing market conditions. Alex Healey, portfolio manager of the ASG Managed Futures Fund, talks about how holding “long” and “short” positions in alternative investments, to match market trends, can create opportunities in both up and down markets.
The rise of ethical funds and sustainable investment brings into question just how broad and subjective the space can be One of 2018’s most-used buzzwords in investment has been “ethical”. The rise in popularity of environmental, social and governance investing has been widespread, and in 2017 more than £1bn of net retail money flowed into […]
The Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association has published an updated version of its Mifid II feedback template and guide. Both documents jointly authored with the Tax Incentivised Savings Association were originally issued for industry comment in June 2018. The updated template and guide reflect the feedback received from Pimfa’s product governance and template testing working groups. […]
Legal and General Assurance Society has apologised to a client for making repeated mistakes in the information it gave about the amount of tax free cash he could take. In a ruling from The Financial Ombudsman Service, Mr M complains L&G’s errors resulted in the need for him to return funds and caused him “significant trouble” and […]