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Bill McQuaker: Equities aren’t dangerous; the world is

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Prudential eyes Asia tech spend after UK spin-off

Prudential is planning to double earnings in Asia by upping investment in technology. In an interview with Bloomberg, chief executive of the UK insurer’s Asia arm Nic Nicandrou says Prudential is looking to invest more than $400m (£281m) in areas like automation and online line sales, 20 per cent more than initially budgeted. Nicandrou adds […]

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Profile: Newell Palmer boss on keeping acquisitions simple

IFA Newell Palmer is growing through acquisition but group managing director Philip Stepp will not retain the staff of acquired firms. When Newell Palmer group managing director Philip Stepp founded the Midlands-based IFA 25 years ago, he had big ideas. Rather than create a lifestyle business and keep it small, Stepp was determined to grow […]

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Bristol IFA sells firm as staff set to share in profits

Ovation Finance founder Chris Budd has sold his firm, opting for a model that allows staff to control the business without owning shares. Shares in the company are being sold to an employee ownership trust. As Budd explains in an Adviser Lounge article, the trust doesn’t currently have any money because it is newly established […]

UK gilts: Shaken and stirred

Mike Riddell, fixed income portfolio manager at Allianz Global Investors, reviews the performance of the UK government bonds market post-Brexit and assesses its future prospects, as well as giving his outlook for global fixed income markets and yields movements. In addition, he provides a brief analysis of the impact of Brexit and the Bank of […]

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