Former Treasury Chief Secretary Yvette Cooper has replaced James Purnell as Work and Pensions Secretary after he quit the Cabinet last week. Angela Eagle has taken over as pensions minister from Rosie Winterton, who has only had the brief since October 2008, when she took over from Mike O’Brien.
Net sales of European funds hit 3 billion (2.6 billion) in April, up from 75m in March, according to Lipper FMI’s Fund Flash Report. However, the inflow is a fraction of the 16 billion of inflows in the same month last year. The figure was boosted by a net inflow of 3.6 billion into bond […]
Welcome to the latest update for The Merchants Trust PLC from the Trust’s portfolio manager, Simon Gergel. Side Thoughts from Simon Gergel… April saw the first day since the industrial revolution that no coal was used to generate electricity for the UK’s national grid. The Financial Times reported that around 34% of power was generated […]
Rogue advisers have caused savers to lose hundreds of thousands of pounds after being abandoned to a “Wild West” of pension rules, according to a Sunday Times report. Its report shows how some advisers have exploited the outdated laws and loopholes to lure unassuming investors into high-risk products, leaving them unprotected when dodgy bets have gone […]
Fund manager Miton has surpassed £4.5bn in assets under management as it records profit and revenue growth for the first six months of the year. In the same period the previous year, Miton reported £3.3bn AUM. At the end of August, AUM had risen to £4.8bn. Miton reported profit before tax for the six months […]
IFA consolidator AFH has bought the client bank of Salisbury-based firm Emery Little for a maximum price of £1.6m After the deal, Derek Gibbons will join AFH as an adviser while Brian Little will retire with his clients moving to AFH. AFH will initially pay £870,000 with the remaining sum paid over 26 months, subject […]