New Star is looking at returning 300m to shareholders in a move that would see founder John Duffield get 60m from his 20 per cent holding. This follows strong profit growth and a lack of acquisition targets. The firm has got regulatory approval for an onshore version of its international direct commercial property fund after the FSA modified its rules.
We recently had an official Child Trust Fund Week designed to make parents more aware of the need to use their 250 vouchers positively and also to invest some of their own hard-earned cash into CTFs.
Thinc chief reveals wide-ranging plans.
SPECIAL REPORT: PENSIONS. Winterthur Life strategy manager Mike Morrison looks at life after carryback and carryforward.
HM Revenue & Customs has published guidance confirming that employers’ payment of pension contributions qualifies as a normal business expense, meaning the majority will qualify for tax relief.
Peter Saacke, Artemis’ CIO, suggests what may lie ahead and explains how volatility suits stockpickers.
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