Aifa director of public affairs Tracey Mullins is to leave the organisation and is moving to Dubai. She joined the trade body in November 2000 and had responsibilities across the association’s family of trade bodies. A replacement has yet to be decided.
Mercer Global Investors says manager of managers is a such a scaleable strategy that it will never take between more than two to five managers to run a portfolio.
Having been actively arranging business in this wonderful profession of ours continuously since 1969 and having been one of the founding fathers of the Life Insurance Association, I could weep when I see the vested interests shovelling propaganda out almost on a daily basis about the sins of commission, What sins? If I spend many […]
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The Government is pledging to be the architect of a massive plan generating 70,000 new affordable homes each year and extending its Homebuy scheme. But commentators have called into question its credentials as the builder of a policy that truly extends homeownership among the wider population. By Tanya Powley
There is little doubt 2017 will be a year of political uncertainty. Leading Edge is Royal London Asset Management’s regular review of investment markets. This edition explores some of the impacts that this uncertainty is having on investors, from the pitfalls of prediction within UK equity investing to the dangers of opting for convenience over […]
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Another investment manager offering enterprise investment schemes has alerted clients of a 10 per cent drop in value for one of its portfolios following new Mifid rules. Mifid II, which came into force on 3 January, requires firms to notify clients when the overall value of their portfolio, relative to its value at the beginning of each reporting […]
The recent enquiry by the work and pensions select committee has reignited the debate about the future of collective defined contribution schemes. Whether these sort of schemes can be incorporated into the current UK pensions landscape is a moot point. Let’s consider some of the arguments for and against CDC. First of all, it is […]
Retirement interest-only mortgages are set to become more popular following the FCA removing hurdles to selling them. The regulator sees RIO mortgages as a possible aid to the waves of maturing interest-only loans with no repayment strategy. However, the FCA also wants RIO mortgages to be sold more widely, for example as an additional option […]