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Alliance Trust in £5bn merger talks with Rothschild fund

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 […]

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CPS: Making DB work in a TEE world is a ‘matter of will’

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 […]

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Chancellor urges lenders to help mortgage prisoners

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 […]

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