Mortgage brokers are concerned that, despite the number of mortgage deals at 90 per cent loan to value and above increasing by 19 per cent in the past six months, they now have access to fewer than half the products on the market. According to research by TrigoldCrystal for Money Marketing, brokers have access to […]
Multi-managers are continuing to steer clear of the Gartmore European absolute return fund despite the reinstatement of Guillaume Rambourg.Rambourg returned to Gartmore on April 28 as an analyst, not a manager, after being suspended on March 30 for “potential breaches of internal rules”. Insight Investment sold its entire stake of around £8.2m following the suspension. […]
Hawksmoor’s multi-manager team believes its focus on good quality funds and fund managers will see it through the harsher low-growth and low-returns market environment it expects. Hawksmoor says that in the new, harsher market environment, stockpicking, balance sheets, cashflow and dividends are important. It says it has been difficult to form a view of markets […]
Our client leads the global market in high-tech electronics manufacturing and digital media. The trustees of the company’s final salary pension scheme insure death-in-service lump sum and dependants’ pension death benefits for active employees, as well as dependants’ pension benefits for deferred members (those who have left service).
I have recently completed training to become a certified money coach: it is an area we are developing to complement our traditional advice service. One of the exercises is to imagine you are floating in a small boat through time. We ask you to consider where you want to land and what you might find […]
Quilter Financial Adviser School will now offer the Level 6 Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning as part of new offerings announced as it rebrands. Formerly called the Financial Adviser School, QFAS will offer the Level 6 qualification to the whole of market. The first cohort for the Level 6 programme began last week and includes […]
Two directors at St James’s Place have increased the shares they own in the company. SJP investments managing director David Lamb and partnership managing director Ian Gascoigne have both bought £8,996 worth of the company’s shares, according to a London Stock Exchange notice. Lamb and Gascoigne bought 993 ordinary shares of 15p each at a price of […]