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Just one in 10 people seeking financial advice

Just 10 per cent of people are seeking financial advice, according to Aegon research. However, there is some positive news as this is a 2 percentage point increase from when the same survey was conducted nearly two years ago. Aegon polled more than 900 people in May this year and found 47 per cent make financial […]

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When will ESG take off with advisers?

The buzz around sustainable and ethical investing has been growing in recent years as more people become environmentally and socially aware. In response, asset managers such as Schroders, Investec and Aegon have all jumped on the bandwagon and are pushing a vast array of funds with an ethical dimension as the appetite for responsible investment […]

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HMRC to appeal ‘loyalty bonuses’ ruling after Hargreaves victory

HM Revenue and Customs will go back to court with Hargreaves Lansdown as it appeals a multi-million pound judgement on loyalty bonuses for investors. In March, Hargreaves successfully defended its position over the so-called “discount tax”, arguing that rebates of annual charges, such as loyalty bonuses, paid on funds held outside Isa or Sipps should […]

Japan: the Land of the Rising Dividends

By George Boyd-Bowman, Fund Manager at Neptune Many Western investors have long bemoaned the lack of a true dividend culture in Japan, claiming the corporate culture is not tilted in favour of shareholders. Yet today, in the Land of the Rising Sun, we see a fresh impetus to focus on shareholder returns, which is leading […]

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