John Hailer, CEO of Natixis Global Asset Management, says the company is focused on the UK, which it sees as being one of the world’s largest wealth markets with an unrivalled understanding of investments and funds.
Alliance Trust has confirmed that it is in talks over a £5bn merger with RIT Capital Partners. The investment group says it has had an informal approach from RIT, an investment trust chaired by Lord Rothschild, but added no further details. The combined firms would be worth around £5bn, as Alliance is valued at £2.6bn […]
Shifting to an Isa model for defined benefit pensions would not create the “operational paralysis” some providers fear, according to think-tank the Centre for Policy Studies. In a new report research fellow Michael Johnson suggests how different components of DB schemes could work within a taxed-exempt-exempt model. Johnson has been leading the calls for the […]
Chancellor George Osborne has written to lenders urging them to help mortgage prisoners. The letter follows last week’s meeting with MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis on the issue. Earlier this week, the FCA published a paper analysing the success of its lending rules following the Mortgage Market Review. It concluded that the new rules had not […]
Amanda wrote recently about those clients who need a little tough love – the ones who arrive at your door knowing how much cover they want and why they want it. What they seldom know is how much cover they actually need, what type of cover they should choose and the range of benefits available in the market. […]
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