The interaction of all parties in the fair treatment of customers remains centre stage, and maintaining a good reputation should be at the forefront of advisers’ minds. Reliance on others is permissible as indicated by the Conduct of Business rules. However, the FCA continues to focus on the governance arrangements in place to manage the […]
This week I am going to continue my detailed look at the salary versus dividend versus pension conundrum I started before the summer break. When considering the available options there is no real substitute for number crunching once the principles are understood. What follows are some examples applying the principles I discussed in the past […]
Yorkshire Building Society is urging the Government to reform stamp duty and make it paid by sellers, not buyers. The lender says this would help affordability for first-time buyers and save those in England, Wales and Ireland an average £3,791, with Londoners saving £13,171. Yorkshire will send a formal submission to the Government today on […]
AlphaSimplex Group believes that the most robust investment products are those that adapt to changing market conditions. Alex Healey, portfolio manager of the ASG Managed Futures Fund, talks about how holding “long” and “short” positions in alternative investments, to match market trends, can create opportunities in both up and down markets.
Following the release of the latest US Consumer Price Index (CPI) data, Craig Inches explains why this has caused a spike in bond yields and how we are adjusting our government bond fund positioning to reflect this. Read the full article here Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of investments […]
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