An Aviva survey has found that 12.5 per cent of homeowners between 65 and 74 still have a mortgage. This is not surprising as there will be a substantial minority of homeowners aged over 65 who can still afford a mortgage or have chosen to take out a lifetime mortgage with interest rolled up. Some […]
Lifemark has issued a notice to bondholders declaring that several bonds underpinning Keydata plans have defaulted on income payments. The firm informed bondholders of the development on March 2 and Keydata administrator PricewaterhouseCoopers confirmed it will affect coupon payments for all 23,000 Keydata Lifemark investors, who have around £349m invested. Lifemark suspended income payments to […]
Do macro headlines create white noise which impacts market prices? Portfolio Manager at Harris Associates, David Herro, discusses how market volatility can create opportunities to buy good business at a discount.
The European markets regulator has expressed concern UK finance companies could make use of loopholes between the UK and EU after Brexit, according to the Financial Times. Speaking at a conference in London, the European Securities and Markets Authority chair Steve Maijoor said this was one of the reasons Esma is seeking to directly supervise […]
Theresa May’s announcement from earlier today that she will step down as prime minister on Friday 7 June brought a new direction to deadlocked British political scene. Yet figures from the investment management sector say her resignation does not spell the end of uncertainty, which has been holding back investment decisions. Hermes Investment Management chief […]
The FCA’s Intergenerational Differences paper highlights the difficulties that people in their late 30s to early 50s face in saving for retirement. How can the industry improve their prospects? Grouping people according to age, gender, marital status and how wealthy they are is something product providers and advice firms do to tailor their services to […]