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Cofunds cuts another 30 roles

Legal & General-owned platform Cofunds has shed 30 employees hired ahead of the sunset clause on fund management legacy payments. The 30 staff made redundant were in the IT and change division and come in addition to the loss of 10 roles, reported in January, cut as part of the closure of the Cofunds’ London […]

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Tavistock swoops for advice firm in £5m deal

Tavistock Investments has acquired advice firm Abacus Associates Financial Services for £5.2m. Abacus operates through 45 mainly self-employed advisers working across the north east, Midlands and the south west. The advice firm made pre-tax profits of £781,000 in the end year ended 31 January 2016 and has has around £650m of assets under influence. The […]

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Landlords set to flock to stamp duty relief loophole

Landlords will flock to use a little-known stamp duty relief option after the Budget denied large property investors a carve-out. Chancellor George Osborne first announced a 3 percentage point stamp duty surcharge on second homes and buy-to-let properties in the Autumn Statement. The Treasury then consulted on exempting corporate landlords with 15 or more properties […]

Bonds in 2017: Stick or twist?

Royal London Asset Management Bond Fund Managers Paola Binns and Craig Inches look at why short duration could be a key tactic for fixed income investors during 2017. Read the full article here The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well as up and investors […]

UK housebuilders remain a value trap – despite post-Brexit falls

By Mark Martin & Holly Cassell, Neptune UK Equities As investors continue to digest the UK electorate’s vote to leave the EU, Neptune’s Mark Martin and Holly Cassell explain why they believe housebuilders remain dangerously overvalued Click here to view full article Important information  Investment risks  Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and […]

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