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HSBC setting up climate fund

HSBC is launching a climate change fund through its quants-based investment arm Sinopia. The fund is set for launch on November 9.

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‘Platforms will hold £256bn by 2010’

Assets held on platforms will grow to £256bn by 2010, according to Adnitor.During a panel debate held at the Sage conference in Alicante last week, Adnitor told advisers it is convinced that the platform market has enormous potential.Assets of £35bn were held on platforms in the UK last year, with a predicted growth curve that […]

Aegon has no plans to follow L&G lead on disclosure

Aegon Scottish Equitable says it is unlikely to follow Legal & General and abolish consumers’ requirement to disclose changes to their circumstances between the application process and the policy going live.Aegon says it has an older client base than L&G and a significant amount of the claims it declines are rejected due to non-disclosure before […]

Out of context

“Actually, this is the problem with unscripted speeches, David Cameron wasn’t talking about Gordon Brown’s worst legacy, it was a German sausage reference to the wurst legacy.”Hargreaves Lansdown’s Tom McPhail “Chris Edge – aka Nemo. The man’s tighter than a fish’s arse at 30,000 fathoms”Money Portal’s Alan Easter speaks highly of his MD’s generosity “We’ve […]

Feel the pinch

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Andy Burnham says there is a “moral case” for promoting the traditional family through the tax system. He says: “I think marriage is best for kids. It’s not wrong that the tax system should recognise commitment and marriage.”

How to use wills to protect your clients’ wishes

March was Free Wills Month! Free Wills Month brings together a group of well-respected charities to offer members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have their simple wills written or updated free of charge by using participating solicitors in selected locations around England and Wales. Research by the Law Society* highlighted that only 64 […]

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