Noble & Company is sponsoring the UniVen VCT, a venture capital trust that invests in university spin-out companies and other early stage intellectual property based companies in the technology sector.
In my last few articles, I have identified the nature and extent of the main three risks of pension drawdown – interest rates, increasing life expectancy and investment performance. In this article I will pay attention to strategies which not only seek to minimise the investment performance risk but turn it into a calculable advantage.
In any relationship that matters, professional or personal, you should be upfront with someone if you think they’re making a decision or doing something they might later regret. Being honest with someone and having their best interests at heart, however hard the message, is key to building trust in any relationship. So how does this […]
Prudential and Old Mutual are among four providers to have avoided sanctions from the FCA as the regulator completes its investigations into firms’ closed-book practices. The FCA has finally ended its inquiry, more than two years after it originally reviewed 11 providers over how they treated longstanding customers. The regulator expressed particular concerns about failures […]
Advisers will not be eligible to become shareholders in AJ Bell when it floats unless they are a customer of a business, the platform has said. The business is preparing to list on the main market of the London Stock Exchange either in December or early 2019. As part of the listing, AJ Bell is […]
Paraplanning firm Heather Dunne Consulting has gone into liquidation after its principal restricted its pension transfer permissions. Adviser Heather Dunne founded the firm in 2002 to support advisers doing pension transfers and the firm’s biggest client was HDIFA. HDIFA is also run by Dunne but was placed on voluntary suspension in July 2017 when it was […]