Nicolas Just, Head of Smart Beta at Seeyond, says the most important point to recognise about the Seeyond approach to investing is that it sees volatility as an asset class and, with its factor-plus products, it aims to build portfolios that will outperform an index over one year/achieve outperformance as frequently as it can.
Winning three trophies at this year’s Unbiased media awards is serious business for Jonothan McColgan. In fact, his livelihood depends on it. As the owner of small advice firm Combined Financial Strategies, McColgan cannot compete with the marketing budgets of bigger firms. He has had to find other ways to attract clients, so winning industry awards has become […]
With the news last week that Standard Life has acquired Axa Elevate, I suspect many already overworked advisers are heaving weary sighs. “Not more due diligence on our chosen platforms,” I hear them cry. These kinds of industry developments raise an interesting question: which parts of the platform chain are you evaluating? Is it the […]
EEF stated in its 2015 EEF Manifesto that the UK’s growth prospects depend on people being fit, working and productive. Keeping people in work and helping people return to work is very important for the manufacturing sector. It means boosting productivity by getting people back into work as early as is possible, as well as fostering workplace cultures and environments that proactively manage individuals’ health conditions so that all can benefit from lower sickness absence outcomes.
A product designed to bring some unique attributes to the crowded absolute return global macro space With diversification and risk management top of investors’ wish lists when it comes to alternatives, step forward the H2O MultiReturns Fund. H2O Asset Management is an independent boutique backed by Natixis Global Asset Management and has a 14-year track […]
Firms believe the crime consumers are most at risk of is pension liberation fraud, according to the FCA’s first annual financial crime survey published today. The study of over 2,000 UK firms in 2017 gives a collective view of the activity being undertaken by firms to combat financial crime across the industry for the first […]
Increasing regulatory requirements and the quest for greater efficiency are leading more advice firms to bring in outside expertise A combination of regulation, legislation and improvements in technology are encouraging advisers to develop more rigorous and consistent processes. Recent research we undertook found over two-thirds of advice firms now operate a centralised investment proposition, showing […]
I have always been very pleased to count myself as one of the contributing IFAs here at Money Marketing. I find the whole process of writing this column thoroughly enjoyable and more than a little cathartic. However, I also feel quite a weight of responsibility, which sometimes makes writing certain pieces a little difficult. Just like […]