The Jersey Financial Services Commission is consulting on overhauling its regulatory framework around investment, deposit-taking, insurance and trust company business to come in line with international standards.
How a series of Sipps can be set up to enable a joint property purchase
Advisers are split over whether Resolution’s investment boutiques will stay with the fund house if the proposed merger with F&C goes ahead.Hargreaves Lansdown senior investment manager Ben Yearsley says he would be very surprised if the four boutiques stayed with the enlarged group.He says: “There is bound to be a change of ownership clause in […]
Manager says froth is dispersing to leave more realistic valuations in markets
Most firms simply want to know, how does it affect me? And, if it does affect me, what should I be doing about it?
By Chris Taylor, Manager of the Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund H1 2014 Economy: after a harsh winter that slowed activity in the economy, the main event of the first half of the year has been the debate over what impact the 1 April VAT hike from five to eight per cent would have; we are […]
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Another investment manager offering enterprise investment schemes has alerted clients of a 10 per cent drop in value for one of its portfolios following new Mifid rules. Mifid II, which came into force on 3 January, requires firms to notify clients when the overall value of their portfolio, relative to its value at the beginning of each reporting […]
The recent enquiry by the work and pensions select committee has reignited the debate about the future of collective defined contribution schemes. Whether these sort of schemes can be incorporated into the current UK pensions landscape is a moot point. Let’s consider some of the arguments for and against CDC. First of all, it is […]
Retirement interest-only mortgages are set to become more popular following the FCA removing hurdles to selling them. The regulator sees RIO mortgages as a possible aid to the waves of maturing interest-only loans with no repayment strategy. However, the FCA also wants RIO mortgages to be sold more widely, for example as an additional option […]