This week former RBS chief executive Sir Fred Goodwin handed back more than a third of his pension.
The Personal Finance Society is calling for its members to volunteer for the Citizens Advice Bureau’s MoneyPlan initiative, which provides free generic financial advice to consumers.
Government funding for selected financial advisers to obtain ISO 22222 through Standards International has been extended for a further year, following the Government’s Train to Gain initiative.
Fortis Investments is looking for opportunities to go short in developed equities in the view that unwarranted optimism is being priced into the market.Emiel Van Den Heiligenberg, the head of tactical asset allocation and balanced solutions, says previous market bottoms have lasted from three-and-a-half to 11 months. This time, however, he expects the current downturn […]
By James Dowey, Chief Economist and CIO at Neptune The Bank of Japan (BoJ) surprised investors on 28 April by holding monetary policy steady following the meeting of its Policy Board. Many investors had expected an easing of monetary policy and, as such, the TOPIX Index has fallen and the yen has strengthened. Why has […]
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Aberdeen Standard Investments has established a joint venture with Italian investment manager 21Partners to launch a direct €1bn private equity fund. The joint venture, called 21 Aberdeen Standard Investments Limited and made up of six people, will manage a fund targeting “active non-controlling interests” and support growing companies in Europe. The fund, which will launch […]
Harwood Wealth Management Group has bought Southampton IFA AE Financial Services for £4.6m. An initial payment of £2.4m plus £1.54m of net cash balances was paid on completion of the deal and a deferred payment of £2.2m will be paid in two lots over the next 24 months, dependent on AE’s performance. The acquisition has […]
The Government is set to announce a new criminal offence of neglecting pension responsibilities this week, in the wake of the BHS and Carillion collapses. The Observer reports that ministers are set to confirm they will target employers under the new rules, which will protect pension pots when companies go under. Under the new measures […]