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Lambert Fenchurch Financial Services

Lamert Fenchurch Financial Services carried off this award from under the noses of Investment Services Scotland and Hornbuckle Mitchell, which came second and third respectively.

Lambert Fenchurch Financial Services chairman John Crisford says: &#34We have always placed the highest importance on the professional and personal development of our staff. The considerable resources we have always invested have enhanced our ability to offer clients the wide range of dedicated services they require. I am delighted that our ongoing commitment to the delivery of highly professional, individually tailored support and the hard work of our team have been reflected in our winning the award.&#34


Kensington selling £100m in shares

Kensington Mortgage Company is floating a tranche of shares in the firmwhich is expected to raise £100m.US-based Ocwen, which owns a third of the company, is leaving the market.Company chief executive Martin Finegold is not selling any personalshares. But rumours persist this is the first stage in the firm&#39s eventualdisposal of the company he established […]

Tale of two necessities

Over the next 16 months, every employer with at least five employees mustchoose between facilitating stakeholder or offering a different pensionscheme to employees. For small and medium-sized employers, the choice islikely to be between stakeholder and group personal pensions.As each month goes by, the issues which unite and separate stakeholder andGPPs become a little clearer […]

All disquiet on the Hill Samuel front

As Hill Samuel&#39s star fund managers jump ship, thecredibility of thecompany is being undermined.Despite an insistence from headquarters that at least 20 or 30 fundmanagers will make the move from Lon-don to Edinburgh in next month&#39smerger with Scot-tish Widows, insiders have hinted that there may be nomore than 10.But Scottish Widows head of corporate communications […]

Private Label offers brokers bigger fees on tracker loans

Private Label and Verso are paying IFAs an enhanced fee on penalty-freetracker mortgages to promote free advice for borrowers.Private Label says the move is a response to the dilemma facing IFAs whowant to recommend trackers but are afraid their clients will not want topay fees for advice.The packager says most borrowers are not prepared to […]

The Investment Clock: Keep calm and Macron!

Trevor Greetham, Head of Multi Asset In a marked contrast to the surge in risk sentiment that followed President Trump’s election in November, markets greeted Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election with satisfaction and relief, rather than euphoria. After rallying strongly on opinion polls that accurately predicted the outcome, the euro held onto […]


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