One in 10 pension savers will stop or reduce their contributions over the next 12 months due to the market volatility, according to research from private client portfolio manager Brewin Dolphin.
The Liberal Democrats have branded the FSA’s claims that the Northern Rock debacle might have arisen even with better regulation as a “total cop out”.
Multi-asset funds are the best way for retail investors to hold exchange-traded funds in their portfolio, says City Financial.
Over a fifth of advisers say they would not be prepared to study for qualifications to become a general financial adviser.In a YouGov/Money Marketing survey, 22 per cent say they are not prepared to study for the Advanced Financial Planning Certificate.Thirty-five per cent think Aifa is doing an excellent job in representing advisers in the […]
Royal London has increased the final bonus rates on some of its with-profits policies.The mutual company has increased the final bonus on 10-year regular-premium life policies from 11.1 per cent to 25 per cent.Final bonus rates for 25-year regular-premium life policies have reduced from 140.1 per cent to 126.4 per cent.On 10-year regular-premium pension policies, […]
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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Do not be spooked by recent falls. The bull market has further to run. Stockmarkets have been thriving in the not-too-hot, not-too-cold “Goldilocks” backdrop of the last few years. Growth has been strong enough to boost profits, and inflation low enough to keep central bank policy loose. Recent stockmarket weakness is centred on signs that […]
The FCA continues to engage with the asset management industry on new European regulations as questions remain over how firms should report costs and charges. After over a month since Mifid II and Priips came into force, concerns have been raised on how fund fees, in particular transaction costs, should be calculated under the two […]