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Old Mutual Wealth eyes 2017 float as US sale nears

Old Mutual is planning to float its UK wealth division in 2017 as its break-up plan gathers pace. The FT reports the group will sell 10 per cent of Old Mutual Wealth through an IPO, with the remaining 90 per cent distributed to shareholders through listings in London and Johannesburg. US asset management business Old […]

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Stephen Womack: The dangers of forcing firms to give pro-bono advice

Last month, I was lucky enough to attend the latest Personal Finance Society graduation ceremony. Held in the splendour of the City of London’s Insurance Hall, I joined more than 100 other chartered financial planners and fellows of the society to formally graduate. A word of advice for anyone invited to graduate: go. It was a memorable […]

Best Protection Provider: Aviva

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Leading Edge – April 2017

There is little doubt 2017 will be a year of political uncertainty. Leading Edge is Royal London Asset Management’s regular review of investment markets. This edition explores some of the impacts that this uncertainty is having on investors, from the pitfalls of prediction within UK equity investing to the dangers of opting for convenience over […]

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