The Association of British Insurers has appointed Amy McLaren as parliamentary affairs adviser.
Berkeley Alexander has launched a new insurance policy to protect clients against identity theft. The news has been rife with tales of data losses, notably HMRC’s loss of the discs containing personal data of 25m people towards the end of last year. But Berkeley Alexander says brokers can offer their clients peace of mind through […]
Providing financial advice to people approaching and in retirement may get even tougher if inflation re-enters the equation.
Dimensional global short dated bond has topped James Hay’s list of its top selling vehicles on its Sipp and wrap platforms in 2007. The top 10 list of funds and bonds show a preference for fixed income, with a propensity towards equity income. While Dimensional’s bond sits in the IMA’s fixed income sector, with Newton’s […]
Focused on bottom-up stock selection, not just in equities but also corporate bonds, DNCA has a reputation as being a multi-asset manager, but is also well known for its European equity funds.
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As someone training to be a cricket umpire, fair play matters to Fortitude Financial Planning director Chris Bowmer. Doing the right thing for clients is something he has adhered to from the start of his career, even in a 1980s sales environment with nothing to gain by delving beyond a client’s surface requirements. While he acknowledges […]
Fund managers who have helped pay compensation over the collapse of life settlement bond provider Keydata will receive a £12m refund, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme has announced. Keydata’s management has been embroiled in a multi-million-pound legal battle with the FCA since it collapsed in 2009. The total bill for compensation stands at more than […]
With no employer to fall back on, the self-employed are on their own when it comes to retirement saving. Irregular income patterns can make it harder to save regularly into a pension and commit to locking money away until age 55. Those who are building a business may see that as their biggest asset and […]