James Hay has added four equity tracker funds from State Street global advisers to its wrap platform – Japan, North America, Europe ex UK and Asia Pacific ex Japan. The wrap now has a total of 1,133 funds available.
Bramdean Asset Management’s chief executive has been on the road around the UK giving advisers details of her new venture into alternative investment and its aim to open up private equity and hedge funds to the mass affluent. She also has plans to set up a wealth management service for women in the Middle East. Interview by Gregor Watt.
Market abuse and conflicts of interest continue to be the most significant risks involved with private equity, says the FSA.In the FSA’s feedback to its recent Private Equity discussion paper, the regulator says these two issues will remain the key areas of regulatory focus and its alternative investments supervision team will be conducting further work […]
BNP Paribas and Winterflood Securities have launched two new closed-ended investment funds in conjunction with Harewood Structured Investment PCC Limited.The EURO high income fund aims to deliver high income and capital stability to investors with an annual yield of 7.5 per cent from an equally-weighted portfolio of 20 European shares. It pays income to investors […]
Protection Review chief executive Kevin Carr looks at recent market events Moving forward on mental health Some say perception is reality and, in a world driven by social media and sensitivity, the way people see things is their truth, regardless of whether their conclusions are accurate or feasible. This is not a bad way to […]
The FCA is proposing new measures to force financial services firms to disclosure how they disclose climate change risk as it zones on in the investments pension funds make. The regulator has released a discussion paper today looking atthe effects that climate change and switching to a low carbon economy will have on the UK’s […]
The shackles of the industry are finally being broken but there is still much work to be done The financial planning profession has incredible potential that sadly has still not yet been achieved. But things are changing and the tide is slowly turning. The only way to bring about the fulfilment of our profession’s true […]