Lloyds Banking Group is to stop offering buy-to-let products via its intermediary channels through either Cheltenham & Gloucester or Lloyds TSB Scotland brands from September 25.
Veteran UK equity income fund manager Bill Mott has warned of a “bond bubble” that could rival the dotcom bubble of 2000 if fears of deflation in the economy prove unfounded. Manager of PSigma income compared the recent rush into bonds with the technology, media and telecoms bubble that later collapsed, wiping billions from the […]
We have witnessed the failure of governments, central banks and regulators across the world to detect or prevent a period of financial excess. History records many such events and all bear the same hallmark, failure at the top paid for at the bottom. Need we suffer from this pattern? Adair Turner’s analysis of the causes […]
Lyxor Asset Management – Lyxor ETF MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Infrastructure Capped TR
In the last Tutor’s Corner, we looked at a coursework question and a sample answer taken from the DipFA, the ifs School of Finance’s level 4 qualification. This is the second part. The case covered James and Heather Jones, who contacted you to discuss concerns regarding James’ mother, Edna, who may need long-term care
John Hailer, CEO of Natixis Global Asset Management, says the company is focused on the UK, which it sees as being one of the world’s largest wealth markets with an unrivalled understanding of investments and funds.
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