New Star has recruited Robert Jeffree, formerly of Principal Investment Management, as a senior funds analyst on its fund of funds team. The team is led by Mark Harris and manages eight fund of funds, including New Star cautious portfolio.
IFAs that sold Eurolife secured bonds could face a flood of complaints with Eurolife Assurance Group going into administration just 18 months after reaching a compromise deal with investors.Around 2,000 policyholders, who invested a total of 17m in the bonds in 1999 which went into default last year, are now waiting to see how much […]
Liverpool Victoria is to be the first provider to offer Red Arc’s care advisory services to both new and existing critical-illness policyholders. Red Arc’s Extra Care services will be available from September 1 to policyholders free of charge on payment of the claim. Red Arc offers counselling services to policyholders, including a personal nurse adviser […]
With September upon us and the holiday season drawing to a close, it makes sense to endeavour to determine what investment themes might take us into the autumn.
Lender profile: Guy Anker looks at how Royal Bank of Scotland Intermediary Partners is overcoming its service problems
By Mark Martin, Investment Director & Head of UK Equities Register for a live update on 9 July at 14.30 with Mark Martin, who will be discussing Chancellor George Osborne’s ‘emergency’ summer budget, the UK equity landscape post May’s General Election and his outlook for the second half of 2015. Mark will also highlight the […]
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As the outlook for the UK’s economy remains uncertain, how can advisers prepare portfolios for any change in inflation? As higher inflation fails to appear on the horizon and wages grow faster than expected, fund managers are weighing up their portfolio moves for any potential changes in the economy. The UK consumer prices index rose […]
IFA directors Kevin and Cheryl Neal have been banned from being company directors by the Insolvency Service for six and four years, respectively. The married couple ran the now-defunct Hertfordshire-based Kevin Neal Associates Wealth Management. They were disqualified for taking assets from an insolvent company. The firm had been incorporated to take over the business interests […]
Hartley Pensions has bought the “untainted” assets of the Lifetime Sipp Company, which went into administration earlier this year. An update published today on the website of Lifetime’s administrators Kingston Smith & Partners says Hartley Pensions has also agreed to administer the tainted Sipps held by Lifetime Sipp. The administrator described tainted assets as those where […]