T Bailey is to launch a UK best ideas portfolio on October 1, meshing fund of funds and conviction investing. It will be made up of 10 UK equity funds, each with a weighting of 10 per cent. It will be managed by Richard Martin and Jason Britton. Skandia Investment Management is to launch its new UK strategic best ideas fund on September 19. The portfolio will allow each manager the flexibility to profit from rising shares (longs) and falling shares (shorts).
Do you think it is acceptable for fund managers to charge a premium for consistently outperforming funds?Yes 38%No 62%No “Charging a premium is usually a one-way street, in that if a fund performs, they raise the fee but if it fails over a period – as most inevitably do – the lower charge will not […]
The FSA has fined Select Mortgage Services £10,500 for poor financial promotions, inadequate sales processes and inappropriate systems and controls to manage its business.
Hargreaves Lansdown’s first annual results as a listed company show a 67 per cent increase in operating profits to £40.7m from £24.3m.Assets under administration also rose by 67 per cent from £6.1bn to £10.2bn. Group revenue was £98.8m in the year to June 30 compared with £73.5m the previous year. The proportion of recurring revenue […]
Pension scheme deficits have improved during August despite the market volatility over recent weeks according to Aon Consulting.Rising bond yields and favourable investment returns have ensured that pension schemes are still better off over the course of the month according to Aon. Over the month of August 2007, the largest 200 UK pension funds’ aggregate deficit […]
Survey reveals three-fifths of people with potential inheritance tax bill unaware their estate may be liable for IHT Over half don’t know that IHT rate is charged at 40 per cent Record HMRC tax receipts show that families are losing out due to lack of knowledge 78 per cent believe wealth should stay in the hands of […]
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The work and pensions select committee is calling on the Government to ban pension cold-calling through the Financial Claims and Guidance Bill next year, as well as making people either take or opt out of guidance before accessing their pension. The committee opened an inquiry into pension freedoms in September and has published its report […]
Asset managers have been branded “arrogant and complacent” by the academic tasked with creating a new template for fund costs and charges. Transparency campaigner Chris Sier, who is chairing the regulator’s disclosure working group, has told The Times that he estimates £35bn a year is being overcharged from pension funds in hidden costs. On those […]
Only a fraction of advisers that are qualified to sell equity release products actually do so, new research suggests, as one provider says this is because advisers like to ‘collect exams’. According to equity release specialists Pure Retirement, around 9,000 advisers in the UK are currently qualified to offer equity release, yet just 500 to […]