Shifting political attitudes could have a significant impact on certain companies and the economy as a whole Political opinion in the US and UK seems to have shifted in the past few years. In particular, we have begun to see greater scrutiny of capitalism and how the system operates, with people far more willing to […]
For Ian Ormiston, manager of the Old Mutual Europe Smaller Companies fund at Old Mutual Global Investors, fears that research costs would spike after Mifid II have passed – at least for now. The European regulation, which now requires asset managers to disclose the way they pay for research separately from trading costs, has not […]
A greater focus on wealth management means planners are often missing basic requirements of business-owner clients One-person companies have been in the news a bit over the past few years. The main reason for their publicity has been HM Revenue & Customs action against off-payroll working arrangements; in particular, through so-called personal service companies. HMRC’s […]
This April, SSASs may be hit by new HM Revenue & Customs rules that could undermine thousands of bona fide pension schemes, unless the Treasury can be persuaded to recognise the dangers of its plans. The Government rightly wants to crack down on scams and has recognised SSASs can pose a risk. Even though these […]
Dividends are under pressure in some areas: but reliable yields can still be found. So says Adrian Frost, manager of the Artemis Income Fund, in conversation with Lawrence Gosling.
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