Aifa has produced a new adviser with profits guide to compliment its first ‘stakes in the ground project’ which focuses on the subject.Director general Chris Cummings says with profits has become an increasingly complex area in which to give advice and one where the FSA is taking a particular interest.The guide covers the current position […]
Sitting in a television studio the other week, I was asked to comment on the latest cross-border acquisition by a continental company of a British concern. In this case, the acquirer was Spanish – again.
Debate on the new trust alignment rules has been pretty much constant (among interested parties, of course) since the Budget day announcement. Much of the debate has been on the application of the discretionary trust regime to structures, particularly flexible and interest in possession trusts, that were taxed very differently before these new provisions were introduced.
Jelf Employee Benefits discusses the legislative changes in Dubai, available medical facilities and policy considerations for employers with expatriate workforces in the country. This edition will be of particular interest to global human resource directors, compensation and benefits specialists and mobility managers who have employee populations in Dubai, or are considering operating there in the near future.
Invesco has sealed a deal to acquire OppenheimerFunds as the firrm looks to break into the top 10 global investment managers. The deal will see OppenheimerFunds parent Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company sell the asset manager to Invesco, with MassMutual taking a 15.5 per cent stake in Invesco in return. Invesco will manage $1.2trn (£920bn) […]
Advice firm consolidator Newell Palmer has acquired midlands IFA Sense Wealth Management in a deal adding another £35m to its funds under management. The purchase is the 51st acquisition made by Newell Palmer since it began trading in 1993. The £35m is split between around 100 active clients from Sense, who will all transfer over […]
Three directors have been named to the board of the newly-launched Single Financial Guidance Body. The Department for Work and Pensions has appointed former National Employment Savings Trust chief executive Tim Jones and Royal Bank of Scotland director for products Moray McDonald as non-executive directors. University of Bristol emeritus professor Elaine Kempson will also join the board. […]