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Steve Webb: DB transfer shouldn’t be all-or-nothing

A hot topic in my recent discussions with advisers has been the growing number of people interested in transferring their defined benefit pension rights into a defined contribution scheme. With many schemes offering eye-watering transfer values, this is likely to be an area of increasing interest. However, many advisers, for understandable reasons, are reluctant to […]

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Is the Janus Henderson deal a boon for investors?

The £4.7bn merger between Janus Capital and Henderson Global Investors could “unsettle” fund managers but may yet prove to be beneficial for investors. The merger between the two asset managers was announced earlier today, with the combined business expecting to generate annual cost savings of at least $110m (£85m). It will have around 2,300 employees […]

Going beyond the advanced diploma

So you have slogged away and achieved the CII Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning, or maybe one of the equivalents offered elsewhere. What now? For many it is a huge sigh of relief, then back to concentrating on their day-to-day work. Others, however, want to keep on going. So what then? Holding the Advanced Diploma […]

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Leeds wealth manager buys London IFA

Leeds-based wealth manager The Private Office has acquired London-based IFA firm PQR Financial Planning in a combined cash and equity deal. The deal, which marks the first acquisition by Leeds-based TPO, will bring assets the firm’s assets to £1bn and give it a turnover of £8.5m. TPO’s London office will merge with PQR and trade as PQR, […]

Introducing the Allianz Index-Linked Gilt Fund

Mike Riddell and the team at Allianz Global Investors are proud to announce the launch of their new Index-Linked Gilt Fund, set for early February. The actively managed index-linked gilt fund will be available to early-bird investors for a price competitive with some of the passive funds in the sector. Mike is supported by Kacper […]

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