Old Mutual has declared its offer for Skandia as wholly unconditional remaining open until February 9, with final settlement expected by February 17 2006.72.3 per cent of Skandia’s shareholders have now accepted the offer, with the firm announcing an extraodinary general meeting for February 21, to elect a new board. Skandia’s UK arm says it […]
Leeds and Mercantile building societies are set to merge to create a company with 7bn of assets under management. The new venture will use the Leeds Building Society brand and the aim is to complete the deal by August 1. The societies have combined assets of 7bn, with 6.7bn from Leeds, 69 branches and 1,000 […]
Vincent Chailley, CIO of H2O Asset Management, discusses the key investment factors in 2016, including volatility, the disconnection between central banks and its implications on markets, as well as opportunities that may exist for investors.
Many advisers believe their availability to spend time with clients is the primary factor in them determining the value of the service they pay for, research shows. A survey conducted by consultancy Adviser Home found more than 80 per cent of advisers ranked ‘confidence and trust that we are available when needed’ as ‘very important.’ […]
By the end of this month, either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt will take up residence behind the world’s most famous black door. The race to succeed Theresa May gets more interesting by the day. And if it were supposed to be a virtual coronation for Boris, then someone should have told Jeremy Hunt, who […]
Technology is playing an ever bigger role in the day-to-day running of advice firms and provides a way for firms to position their businesses for the future. How are advisers using technology and what pieces of software can they not do without?