Last week, we launched the second half of our Game of Two Halves competition, offering the sporting day of a lifetime with Save & Prosper. We are now in week two. If you missed the questions on page 5 (how could you?) turn back. Four IFA readers have the chance to win tickets to the […]
Directors of the PIA's biggest member firms face hefty fines in four months if they continue to drag their heels over the pension misselling review. The PIA has brought forward individual registration for directors of its 92 biggest members in a bid to speed up the long-running review. The contracts come into force on May […]
While I appreciate the point that Phil Gammond was making in his letter (Money Marketing, December 4), he was overgilding the lily in his comparison of the actual cost to the customer of fees v commission. It is not right to compare the net cost of advice (£120 in his example) with the gross earnings […]
HSBC Asset Management has reissued its Dublin-based Global Protection Pep, which allows investments up to £9,000 to be made, using both the single and general Pep allowances. This Pep has traditionally been aimed at the cautious investor perhaps dipping a toe in the equity market for the first time. However, HSBC is also targeting investors […]
Jacob de Tusch-Lec, manager of the Global Income Fund, analyses a sell-off so “vicious” that the ‘hot’ stocks are underperforming emerging markets. What does it mean for the portfolio – now and in the months to come?
A group of 500 people have launched legal action against Ingenious Media saying they were misled about film investments that were later deemed to be tax avoidance by the government. According to Bloomberg, which cites court documents, employees from companies including Goldman Sachs, Lloyds Banking Group and HSBC are part of the action. British composer Andrew Lloyd-Webber is […]
Embark Services returned to profit in 2017 as it reported an increase in self-invested personal pension clients. Embark Services is a subsidiary of Embark Group that trades under the Hornbuckle and Embark brands. The business reported pre-tax profit for the year ending 31 December 2017 of £136,000 compared with a loss in 2016 of £2.4m. […]
Architas UK has seen inflows drop by just over 70 per cent in the first half of the year. The Axa-owned asset manager reported £152m net inflows for the first six months of 2018, compared with £546m in the first half of 2017. Globally, Architas’s net inflows dropped to €797m (£710.6m) in the first half […]