Ex-Aberdeen Asset Management managing director David Rhydderch is joining JO Hambro Capital Management as chief operating officer. He will have responsibility for business planning, risk, operations and human resources.
Bonds are expected to deliver stronger returns this year, with global interest rate rises expec-ted to slow.Stronger economic growth and higher inflation than anticipated last year held back returns but leading managers are predicting a more benign environment for fixed interest in the next 12 months.M&G head of retail fixed income Jim Leaviss says the […]
Royal Liver has added two types of cancer to the conditions covered by its critical-illness policies following the Association of British Insurers’ recent changes to the definitions.Money Marketing reported recently that the ABI has bowed to pressure from Swiss Re and changed its statement of best practice on CI in light of new medical evidence […]
Sam Shaw looks at novel ideas on broker renumeration.
No apologies from me this week for returning so soon in the new year to the subject of fees and commission. The reason for doing so is the dozen or so emails which pinged their way into my mailbox last week following my first column of 2007 on this issue.
Different growth cycles require different investment strategies. In this short video, Trevor Greetham, Head of Multi Asset at Royal London Asset Management, explains how he implements this across the RL GMAPs using the Investment Clock. Click here
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The work and pensions select committee is calling on the Government to ban pension cold-calling through the Financial Claims and Guidance Bill next year, as well as making people either take or opt out of guidance before accessing their pension. The committee opened an inquiry into pension freedoms in September and has published its report […]
Asset managers have been branded “arrogant and complacent” by the academic tasked with creating a new template for fund costs and charges. Transparency campaigner Chris Sier, who is chairing the regulator’s disclosure working group, has told The Times that he estimates £35bn a year is being overcharged from pension funds in hidden costs. On those […]
Only a fraction of advisers that are qualified to sell equity release products actually do so, new research suggests, as one provider says this is because advisers like to ‘collect exams’. According to equity release specialists Pure Retirement, around 9,000 advisers in the UK are currently qualified to offer equity release, yet just 500 to […]