Nationwide’s latest house price survey shows a 0.1 per cent increase in July, the slowest pace of growth since April 2006.
The manager of the New Star European values fund tells how he made a life-changing decision to take on the role but how the contrasting styles of the European team will drive the fund forward. He talks to Chris Salih about his method of stock selection which he has developed over the years
Mercer Global Investors says manager of managers is a such a scaleable strategy that it will never take between more than two to five managers to run a portfolio.
Home Information Packs have come under fire for failing to require sellers to admit if their home is a flood risk.Conservatives have said that the scheme was “utterly untrustworthy and misleading” because new figures showed that one in ten new houses had been built on flood plains.A parliamentary written answer reveals that 10 per cent […]
Torquil Clark Life Insurance directors Jason King and Simon Platt have quit the firm to set up a new venture.King and Platt co-founded Life Policies Direct in 1999, which was later acquired by Torquil Clark in 2004.The pair have not yet announced details of the planned business but say it is unlikely to launch until […]
By Douglas Turnbull, Head of Chinese Equities at Neptune Following recent stimulus efforts from Beijing, Neptune’s Douglas Turnbull examines how the government’s long-term reform agenda can be balanced with supporting growth and addressing structural challenges, and the investment opportunities arising from this.Click here to read more Important information: Investment Risks Neptune funds may have a […]
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Another investment manager offering enterprise investment schemes has alerted clients of a 10 per cent drop in value for one of its portfolios following new Mifid rules. Mifid II, which came into force on 3 January, requires firms to notify clients when the overall value of their portfolio, relative to its value at the beginning of each reporting […]
The recent enquiry by the work and pensions select committee has reignited the debate about the future of collective defined contribution schemes. Whether these sort of schemes can be incorporated into the current UK pensions landscape is a moot point. Let’s consider some of the arguments for and against CDC. First of all, it is […]
Retirement interest-only mortgages are set to become more popular following the FCA removing hurdles to selling them. The regulator sees RIO mortgages as a possible aid to the waves of maturing interest-only loans with no repayment strategy. However, the FCA also wants RIO mortgages to be sold more widely, for example as an additional option […]