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 […]
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.
Curtis Banks has bought a £180m Sipp book from wealth manager Hargreave Hale. The invested assets in the 600 Sipps will continue to be managed by Hargreave Hale, turning over administration to Curtis Banks. The firm has now made ten acquisitions since its foundation in 2009. Curtis Banks agreed to buy Suffolk Life off Legal […]
Legal and General Investment Management has appointed a new lead manager for its UK Special Situations Trust amid a trio of hires. The firm has hired Mirabaud Asset Management’s Robert White, taking over from Gavin Launder, who managed the fund since the start of the year. Previously, the fund was run by Richard Penny, who […]
Balance: Wealth Planning managing director on setting up a new firm and being fed up with inadequate systems Advisers are waking up to the fact that younger people are the clients of the future, and Balance: Wealth Planning managing director Rebecca Aldridge is no exception. She is weeks away from launching a second company that will […]