It has become far more difficult for mortgage advisers to provide potential borrowers with certainty their loan will be accepted in a post-MMR world. For the client, it can a very emotional process. Iress, working with Experian’s HD Decisions business, has introduced additional functionality to its Xplan Mortgage software that enables advisers to give clients […]
For SYZ Asset Management’s Hartwig Kos protecting from risk is now paramount in his investment strategy on the £266.8m OYSTER Absolute Return fund. The fund manager, despite having the largest chunk of the fund in bonds, says both equities and fixed income look very expensive at the moment as he decides to ramp up the […]
SCM Investments founder Gina Miller has won a Brexit legal challenge that paves the way for MPs to vote on triggering Article 50. The court judgement says the Government’s argument is contrary to the “fundamental constitutional principles of the sovereignty of Parliament”. The Government has already confirmed it will appeal. If it loses, the triggering of Article 50, […]
Aberdeen Asset Management chief executive Martin Gilbert says the firm withdrew from its bid for Pioneer Global Asset Management because the €3.5bn price was too high. Gilbert says the firm is now looking for other acquisitions, Bloomberg reports, after pulling out of the deal last week. Pioneer, which has assets under management of €220bn, is […]
Most investors are better off than they were 12 months ago despite the summer’s volatility. Will next year bring the (delayed) global slowdown? Artemis’ senior partner weighs up the factors.
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