Smith & Williamson deputy chairman Lord Cobham is retiring from full-time employment but will continue to work as an adviser for the firm. David Cobb becomes head of investment management and Geoff Windebank as finance director in a group reshuffle.
Jupiter income trust manager Tony Nutt says the fund’s performance suffered after he went defensive too early.The £4.2bn fund celebrates its 20th anniversary this month and has long been an IFA favourite.Over the first eight months of this year, it returned a loss of 2.07 per cent compared with a 4 per cent rise in […]
GMAC-RFC has revealed it will be re-pricing its non-conforming products over 85 per cent loan to value tomorrow.It says it will confirm tomorrow how much it will increase its rates by but says its SVR will remain unchanged.This comes after it announced to its partners that it will increase rates by 0.5 per cent on […]
Many advisers believe their availability to spend time with clients is the primary factor in them determining the value of the service they pay for, research shows. A survey conducted by consultancy Adviser Home found more than 80 per cent of advisers ranked ‘confidence and trust that we are available when needed’ as ‘very important.’ […]
By the end of this month, either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt will take up residence behind the world’s most famous black door. The race to succeed Theresa May gets more interesting by the day. And if it were supposed to be a virtual coronation for Boris, then someone should have told Jeremy Hunt, who […]
Technology is playing an ever bigger role in the day-to-day running of advice firms and provides a way for firms to position their businesses for the future. How are advisers using technology and what pieces of software can they not do without?