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HL&#39s Fof operation breaks £100m barrier

Hargreaves Lansdown&#39s fund of funds operation has hit £100m of assets under management.
The assets are spread across the operation&#39s three Fof &#45 HL&#39s ultimate managed, special situations and income & growth funds.
Fund manager Lee Gardhouse says: “This gives us critical mass to both reward those managers whom have grown with us whilst ensuring that we use our position to ensure the best possible deals for our clients going forward”


Miles is shunned while Barker is backed

The Miles report appears to have been sidelined in the Budget, which failed to announce a consultation into the recommendations made by Professor David Miles last week. The only mention of the report in the Budget is an announcement that its recommendations will be “considered by the Government and the FSA”, in a move that […]

Thinc merges IFAs firms into multi-distribution business

Thinc Financial Planning has merged IFAs Hart House, West Anglia, Highfield Financial Services and Baron Investments into its multi-distribution advisory business. It has bought fee-based IFA firm Hart House, previously owned by solicitor Taylor Walton, for an undisclosed sum, adding £25m to its funds under management. Taylor Walton will act as an introducer for the […]

Scottish Widows Bank announces results and new MD

Scottish Widows Bank has announced a doubling in its pre-tax profit and a new managing director in Graeme Hartop.The telephone-based mortgage and deposits bank launched in 1995 has shown its pre-tax profits to be up to £16.5m from £8.1m.Mortgage lending rose 16 per cent to £2.73bn, with deposits staying constant at £2.2bn.New managing director Hartop […]

Momentum welcomes removal of benefit in kind tax on pensions advice

Momentum Financial Services pensions specialist Mark Stopard says the group is particularly pleased that the Chancellor has decided to remove the benefit in kind tax charge where an employer pays for pensions advice for their workforce up to £150 per employee per year.Stopard says: “This removes a significant disincentive for pensions advice in the workplace […]

Rise of the machines

Head of Sustainable Investing at Royal London Asset Management, Mike Fox, looks at the case for including artificial intelligence within a sustainable investment strategy. Read the article in full here The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well as up and investors may not get […]


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