The Isle of Man government and local banks are to offer a compensation package, including help for bondholders with cash deposits in KSF IoM. It will combine government and bank contributions with provisional liquidation assets.
At Pictet Asset Management we believe active management of asset allocation is the most important generator of returns. What is not to be in our portfolio is just as important as what is to be because good performance is determined as much by the assets you avoid as by those you hold. The FP Pictet Multi Asset Portfolio managers are not wedded to any particular […]
AFH chief executive Alan Hudson on leading the industry’s most prolific advice firm consolidator After announcing four acquisitions in just two weeks earlier this month, AFH chief executive Alan Hudson knows the market has questions about the sustainability of the group’s success. AFH is becoming a mainstay of adviser-press headlines as it continues buying up […]
Auto-enrolment has transformed saving and new regulations will help the pensions industry keep up. In 2012, pensions saving ebbed to a new low. Just 42 per cent of eligible private sector workers were participating in a workplace pension. Just six years on, that figure has soared to 81 per cent. The impact of auto-enrolment has […]
Michael Klimes examines the sceptical attitude advisers take towards crypto-currencies Unregulated investments can take diverse forms in the UK, from burial plots near Birmingham to storage pods in Blackburn. In more exotic locations such as the Caribbean, property is popular, while so-called “ethical crops” have lured investors to Africa. While these have been on advisers’ […]