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HSBC may be bidder in bank sell-off

HSBC says it may bid for some of the assets that state-aided Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland will have to sell.


Euro sceptics

Kira Nickerson Investment Matters Developed markets v emerging markets have been a key dilemma facing many asset allocators through both the downturn and the more recent rally. Many economists and managers agree that Asia and emerging markets offer the best growth opportunities but the developed markets can offer greater stability in returns. But the argument […]

Pru adds cautious fund to flexible plan

Prudential has added the Pru Fund cautious series to its flex- ible retirement plan and is offering pension savers a five-year capital guarantee.The company launched the cautious fund, to sit alongside Pru Fund growth, in July for risk-averse investors worried about moving back into equities. The fund invests 70 per cent in nominal assets such […]

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Healthcare predictions for 2015 from Jelf Employee Benefits

The continuing fall-out from the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA’s) review, the rise of the private GP and digital engagement will be the primary focuses in the private healthcare industry during 2015, according to Iain Laws, managing director, healthcare and group risk, at Jelf Employee Benefits.


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