Ian McKennaL ast year, this column looked at the lead that the majority of life and pension providers have achieved in e-commerce services compared with most of their peers in the fund management industry.
GMAC-RFC executive chairman Stephen Knight has written a new book which sets out his vision for growth in the UK mortgage market. In this exclusive extract he relates, how his firm designed a revolutionary 25-year fixed-rate mortgage and dispels the myths surrounding the self-cert sector
Origen chief executive Gareth Marr has resigned from the Aegon-owned IFA firm after recent health problems. The move comes as Origen confirms it will be integrating the Positive Solutions’ platform into its business. Marr has been in financial services for 30 years and will remain with the firm in the short term on a consultancy […]
With auto-enrolment (AE) well under way for the UK’s largest businesses, over the next three years an additional 800,000 smaller employers (with less than 60 employees) will start their journey to comply with the legislation. AE mandates all eligible employees and their respective employers to make regular pension contributions into a qualifying pension scheme. To learn more about the legislation read our brief Jelf AEase — simple steps to AE compliance guide.
Invesco Perpetual leads the latest edition of the infamous Spot the Dog report, which identifies underperforming equity funds, as the number of dogs hits a record high. In its bi-annual Spot the Dog report, Bestinvest names and shames funds that have underperformed their benchmarks for three consecutive years and by more than five per cent over […]
Most firms regulated by the FCA are satisfied with its performance and believe it is an efficient regulator, the watchdog has said. The survey conducted by the FCA and its Practitioner Panel – one of its advisory bodies – sought feedback on the regulator’s performance from the firms it oversees. The results showed that both satisfaction and […]
Investing at this stage of the market cycle is a tough balancing act. While over-exposure to risky assets leaves a portfolio vulnerable when a correction really bites, taking too much risk off the table too soon can mean missing out on the remaining opportunities which may still present themselves over the coming months. With so […]