There has been a lot of change at Martin Currie in the last year. The firm’s teams have been reorganised and the company has either invested in new people or has brought internal talent to the fore. I can finally say that it has a genuine retail proposition on offer and their newest fund, the […]
Aseries of Tory gains in the polls indicates that the public are being won over by David Cameron’s relentless charm offensive and are starting to see the Conservatives as potential Government material.
CBK is calling for protection providers to offer advisers a choice of commission structure to reduce churning and improve the sustainability of their business. Principal Peter Chadborn says advisers should have a choice as they do with investment and pension products and says this would create more value in IFA businesses. At present, advisers can […]
Consumer body Which? has warned of the danger of buying property abroad.In a move likely to alert mortgage brokers, for whom the overseas market is becoming increasingly important, Which? says estate agents, lawyers and property management companies all have a vested interest in customers buying abroad regardless of whether the property is appropriate or affordable.Buying […]
In this short video, Azhar Hussain, head of global high yield at Royal London Asset Management, explains how his team balance bottom-up with top-down research in constructing multi-asset credit portfolios. Watch the video in full The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well as up […]
The Pensions Regulator has banned the man branded the “mastermind” of a £13.7m pension scam and his three accomplices from being trustees. David Austin – along with Susan Dalton, Alan Barratt and Julian Hanson – ran a scam that cost 245 people their pension savings, after the members were persuaded using cold-calling and other techniques […]
Google has given people access to instant answers to questions that, in the past, would have required a trip to the library or a talk with an expert. While this is no bad thing, it does have unintended consequences. Take, for example, in the medical profession where patients are going to doctors with incorrect pre-diagnoses […]
Advisers are placing more importance on this tax, just as the OTS readies recommendations for its simplification I was fortunate enough to be asked to speak at an event run by Cicero Group earlier this month. Cicero was presenting some interesting adviser research on inheritance tax, and my job was to talk about it in the […]