HSBC Investments has recruited James Hughes and Nicholas Pothier from Axa Investment Management for its multi-manager team. Hughes will head the team, with Pothier joining as a portfolio manager.
RLAM has been selected by Skandia Investment Management to manage a segregated actively managed corporate bond portfolio of 145m.The RLAM mandate follows a tendering and selection process and forms part of Skandia IM’s multi-manager range. It will be managed by RLAM head of fixed interest Jonathan Platt.RLAM chief executive Andrew Carter says: “This indicates growing […]
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LibDem Shadow Chancellor Vince Cable has called for home-reversion regulation to be backdated to M-Day or at the very least the point at which the legislation reached Parliament. Cable is is calling on the Government to rush through the regulations to avoid a gap in consumer protection. Regulation is scheduled to come into force in […]
Safe Home Income Plans has hit back at Labour backbenchers’ claims of flawed equity-release advertising, saying increased competition this year will boost product innovation. But trouble could be brewing, with a Ship member survey predicting that equity-release products could be aimed at younger people this year. Labour MPs have accused Norwich Union and other equity-release […]
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As someone training to be a cricket umpire, fair play matters to Fortitude Financial Planning director Chris Bowmer. Doing the right thing for clients is something he has adhered to from the start of his career, even in a 1980s sales environment with nothing to gain by delving beyond a client’s surface requirements. While he acknowledges […]
Fund managers who have helped pay compensation over the collapse of life settlement bond provider Keydata will receive a £12m refund, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme has announced. Keydata’s management has been embroiled in a multi-million-pound legal battle with the FCA since it collapsed in 2009. The total bill for compensation stands at more than […]
With no employer to fall back on, the self-employed are on their own when it comes to retirement saving. Irregular income patterns can make it harder to save regularly into a pension and commit to locking money away until age 55. Those who are building a business may see that as their biggest asset and […]