Resolution chief executive Gavin Stewart piped in the haggis at the firm’s massive Burns Night bash. The haggis was not to everyone’s taste. Thankfully, Resolution kindly supplied ample whiskey to take the taste away.
The chairman of St James’s Place has a long career in building financial services companies by working in partnership with Sir Mark Weinberg. He says the secret of his success is in concentrating on strengths and now he spends half of his working week coaching advisers to increase their business. Interview by Gregor Watt.
SimplyBiz has bought Glasgow-based adviser services provider Compliance First in a deal that sees it increase its adviser client base by a third.Around 1,000 registered individuals, representing 205 adviser firms, use Compliance First, giving the combined group 4,000 advisers.Compliance First was owned by managing director Eric Ronald and another unnamed individual. The purchase price has […]
Ken Rayner and Graham O¹Neill from RSM explain why they rate the fund, its investment process and how it can be used in a portfolio The Artemis US Select Fund became a RSM ‘rated’ fund earlier this year. In this video, Ken Rayner and Graham O’Neill explain the fund’s investment approach, why they rate it, […]
The total sum of missing pension savings has been estimated to be worth nearly £20bn in research carried out for the Association of British Insurers. The Pensions Policy Institute surveyed firms representing about 50 per cent of the private defined contribution pensions market and finds there are 800,000 lost pensions worth an estimated £9.7bn. It […]
Fundsmith has raised more than £800m for the launch of its new investment trust, Smithson. Trading for the new vehicle overseen by star manager Terry Smith, who put £25m of his own cash into the project, is expected to go live on Friday. Fundsmith plans to target smaller and mid cap opportunities with the investment trust, […]
The acquisition of fellow wealth manager Speirs & Jeffrey has helped boost assets under management at Rathbones by £6bn, the firm’s latest results show. Rathbones’ funds at the end of the third quarter stood at £47.3bn after bolting on £6.7bn from the merger. Without the acquisition, Rathbones says it would have reported a 1.8 per cent […]