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.
Some investors holding money with Blackmore Bonds are yet to receive July interest payments, despite the firm’s insistence all funds have been transferred and cleared. One such investor has told Money Marketing they have been “ignored” by Blackmore. Chief executive of the mini-bond provider Patrick McCreesh told Money Marketing this week that some investors holding Isas […]
Rebates have been confirmed as taxable this month, in the long-running clash between Hargreaves Lansdown and HMRC. This effectively confirms “superclean” share classes are the most tax-efficient mechanism for delivering preferential rates on funds, rather than the oxymoronic “clean with rebates”. Asset managers will be very reluctant to implement multiple share classes at varying prices […]
Collapsed Sipp administrator GPC Sipp has nearly £1m in debts owed to creditors according to a statement of affairs document published on Companies House. It shows there is a shortfall of £964,832.00 owed to creditors and most of the Sipp shares are owned by managing director Kathryn Taylor who holds 73 shares. The others are […]