Henderson launches European income fund

Henderson Global Investors has launched a pan European equities dividend fund for Nick Sheridan. The Henderson Horizon Pan European Dividend Income Ucits fund will focus on delivering income above the market average by investing in pan European stocks. Sheridan will select high yielding European companies priced below their intrinsic value for the fund. He says: “European equity markets offer […]


Mortgage lenders split over drawdown treatment

Lenders are split on how they treat annuities and income drawdown when assessing retirement income. Last week Money Marketing’s sister title, Mortgage Strategy, reported on concerns that the pension freedoms could make it even more difficult for older borrowers to qualify for a mortgage into retirement. This is because most lenders only take annuities into […]

A funny old year

The past 12 months have been turbulent – just take a look at this chart of the FTSE 100 over the last year. There have been some points which I’m sure would have caused your clients some concern, and possibly even had them looking for an alternative investment with reduced volatility; perhaps without reducing their […]

MM leader: The insistent clients problem is all too real

At Money Marketing’s Retirement Strategy Summit in June, one of the keynote speakers was Alex Roy from the FCA. He is a manager in the regulator’s life, pensions and investments division and is responsible for “distribution strategy and competition.” That is one hell of a business card. The reason I bring him up is that at […]


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