The Bank of England will continue its quantitative easing programme. The Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) today announced that it expects the programme to be completed next month.The MPC will review the scale of the programme again at its August meeting. The Asset Purchase Facility, which was increased from £75 billion to £125 billion in […]
The Close Special Situations fund was the best performing vehicle for the first two quarters of the year, according to research carried out by Thames River.The British small-cap fund returned 42.9% in the first three months of the year, followed by another 51.2% in the second quarter. Its peer group, UK Smaller Companies, was also […]
Using an investment wrapper set up by a life insurance company in a jurisdiction with a favourable tax regime, such as the Isle of Man or Dublin, opens up a wealth of planning opportunities. Investors benefit from growth that is largely free of tax as no tax is imposed on the income and gains in […]
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?