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Parents face £91bn bill for UK&#39s children born 2002 -Liverpool Victoria

Parents face a bill of £91bn to raise the generation of children born in 2002 according to the latest research from Liverpool Victoria. The cost of raising one child to the age of 21 is £140,398.


Network firms&#39 internet interest fades

Network members are losing interest in the internet according to the latest survey from Henry Samuels Marketing Services. The survey of 461 advisers shows the number of firms with a website has fallen to 40 per cent from a peak of 48 per cent recorded last year. Very few members use their website as a […]

Let it be

T he CML has sounded a note of caution on buy to let, saying it has yet to be tested in a market downturn. Do you agree it should be treated cautiously? Thompson: A cautious approach is sensible, although many property investors have other means to dip into should rates rise and, from talking to […]

Ex-AITC director Harris joins Cicero Consulting

Former director of the Association of Investment Trust Companies David Harris is joining Cicero Consulting as a senior consultant specialising in the retail investment funds sector, with a focus on product development. Harris is a director of three investment trusts and has worked with JP Morgan Fleming, Isis, Collins Stewart, Edinburgh Fund Managers, Exeter Fund […]

Online quotes could save IFAs £71m a year

The IFA sector could save £71m a year by using technology to provide policy valuations for existing clients, according to figures from the Financial Technology Research Centre. The research analyses how much more expensive it is for an IFA to provide a quote for their client by phoning and researching it through provider sites compared […]

UK Equities: looking past short volatility

By Mark Martin, head of UK Equities, Neptune With markets facing numerous challenges this year, Neptune’s Mark Martin, manager of the UK Mid Cap Fund, and assistant manager Holly Cassell explain how they look past short-term volatility to focus on maintaining a strong long-term performance record. Read more here Important Information – for investment professionals only. […]


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