BlackRock absolute alpha fund manager Mark Lyttleton has dismissed calls for a rationalisation of the absolute return sector as some funds struggle to make the grade.
The Bank of England will continue its quantitative easing programme. The Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) today announced that it expects the programme to be completed next month.The MPC will review the scale of the programme again at its August meeting. The Asset Purchase Facility, which was increased from £75 billion to £125 billion in […]
Adviser charging will bring the end of outdated traditional financial product structures, particularly in the pension and bond markets, says Skandia.
The Government is to review the role of the Financial Ombudsman Service and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme as part of a raft of banking reforms announced today.
As the Pensions Regulator starts to bare its teeth and the changes mentioned in the Budget and Queen’s Speech start to come into force, it is essential that you understand your scheme and the processes you need to undertake to ensure it remains compliant. Our second re-enrolment guide looks at how to audit the key areas of your auto-enrolment scheme.
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HM Revenue & Customs has published guidance on how new income tax bands in Scotland will affect pension schemes and their members. The note is a response to the Scottish Government’s confirmation it will introduce five income tax bands for 2018/19. Pension savers in Scotland currently receive pension tax relief at their marginal rate but […]
SimplyBiz Group is considering an initial public offering of £150m on the London Stock Exchange. According to a Reuters report, the potential float could value the company between £140m and £155m and is expected to raise £30m of new money. SimplyBiz joint group chief executive Matt Timmins confirms the business has recently appointed Zeus Capital as […]
Brewin Dolphin has been ranked the preferred DFM in a Money Marketing survey of advisers and paraplanners, well ahead of the next most favoured, Quilter Cheviot. Thirty-three per cent of respondents listed the business as their preferred DFM, followed by 10.2 per cent responding in favour of Quilter Cheviot. LGT Vestra, Brooks Macdonald and Parmenion […]