The Luxemburg regulator has given KPMG Advisory six more months to develop a restructuring plan for Lifemark. Over 20,000 Keydata plans were invested with the investment vehicle.
On the very day that Hector Sants’ resignation became public news, I received a response to a Freedom of Information Act request made to the Office of Fair Trading. I had asked them how many meetings had been held with the FSA and which aspects of the retail distributionreview had been discussed. The answer is […]
I see that yet again Alan Lakey is having a go at the regulator and venting his spleen at the RDR. Let me say I am sure that anybody whohas met Alan would not deny he is a decent person but I think he is getting a little obsessive on this topic and behaving a […]
The finance sector is expected to see a 25 per cent rise in vacancies for graduates this year, according to a survey by the Association of Graduate Recruiters. The survey of 214 AGR members found that financial serv ices would see a 25 per cent inc-rease while investment banks and fund management groups in particular […]
Directors of Pearl Group are seeking to resurrect the brand Phoenix Group to rename Hugh Osmond’s closed life business ahead of its stock market float planned for the first half of 2010.
By Ali Unwin, chief technology officer & fund manager, Neptune Artificial intelligence, driverless cars, big data. As technological advancements – and disruption – increasingly dominate headlines, Ali Unwin sets out six key themes he is watching in 2017. Read more Important Information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past performance […]
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Jupiter Asset Management is concerned markets could see further volatility in the latter part of 2018, while the strength of the dollar could also threaten global growth. Speaking at Jupiter Asset Management’s annual investment dinner last night, fund manager Ariel Bezalal said: “Our concern is that what we had in February with the shocking rise in […]
The Financial Ombudsman Service has confirmed it is dealing with just under 40 open cases against collapsed Sipp provider Lifetime Sipp. The Lifetime Sipp Company, which entered administration this month, was found to have links to unregulated investment schemes, and has now appointed Kingston Smith and Partners as its administrator. Lifetime Sipp has not disclosed why it […]
In August 2015, I made the mistake of checking my work emails late one Sunday evening. Instead of turning in for the night, I poured myself a fresh cup of coffee and turned my laptop on. The reason was an embargoed press release from the FCA announcing it was about to undertake a wholesale assessment […]