Aviva’s UK adviser platform reported a 56 per cent increase in assets under management in 2017, however, that business was included in a loss-making division of the group. Overall, the Aviva group reported operating profit of £3.1bn in 2017, which was a 2 per cent increase on the previous year. The results statement breaks that […]
The Personal Finance Society has warned many of its members are struggling to find professional indemnity insurance cover for pension transfer advice. PFS chief executive Keith Richards tells the Financial Times the pension freedoms are in danger of being “de-railed” if advisers continue to face problems getting adequate PI cover. Richards says many of the PFS’s 37,000 […]
Significant gilt weightings continue to be recommended, despite concerning signals on their risk Government bonds play a pivotal role in a balanced portfolio; there are very few assets that provide the diversification benefits gilts can bring. So often over the last 30 years, when equity markets have zigged, bond markets have zagged, thereby smoothing return […]
Advisers have an edge over the rest of the financial services industry when it comes to building trust Last month, PR firm Edelman published its annual survey of public trust. It found financial services is people’s least trusted industry. This is not very surprising. Indeed, it echoes research we commissioned from YouGov last year, which […]
Guy Cornelius, Credit Product Specialist at Royal London Asset Management, compares ETFs with actively managed bond funds, outlining the differences between them and explaining why these differences matter. Click here to read the article The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well as up and […]
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