Fundsnetwork’s David Dalton-Brown has revealed a secret past as a film star.The platform’s head told partygoers at Fidelity’s recent Somerset House bash of his appearance as a young lad in the film Tommy after his potential was spotted in the street by director Ken Russell. Ever modest Dalton-Brown has kept pretty quiet about his role in the 1975 film version of the rock opera but the Diary thinks he should be proud to be a part of rock history.
Paul McMillan gauges industry reaction to Aifa’s proposal for a new regime of limited advice without compiling a full fact-find
Standard Life is offering advisers the chance to commission their own piece of art from a budding young artist. The firm is sponsoring BraveArt 06, a showcase for Scottish student artists to be held at the Atlantis Gallery, Brick Lane, London, on September 21-24. The winning entrant, chosen at random, will be given 1,500 to […]
MitonOptimal’s CF global portfolio has bought in to the Axa Framlington health fund as it aims to reduce its 33 per cent weighting in cash. Fund managers Sam Liddle and Martin Gray are still wary of market sentiment but they have started buying in areas that are likely to be less sensitive to an economic […]
Only a few months ago the world was worrying about too much growth, the associated rise in inflationary pressures and the consequent impact on global interest rates. These concerns led to a temporary correction in markets in May and June, with those markets that had benefited most from abundant global liquidity suffering the greatest setbacks. Indeed, many emerging markets suffered the heaviest corrections, with declines of nearly 25 per cent in some cases.
Capital Market Notes, December 2016 Dave Lafferty, chief market strategist at Natixis Global Asset Management, assesses the accuracy of his 2016 outlook and provides his thoughts and outlook for 2017. Click here to read the full article
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