Artemis Investment Management has confirmed that Lady Gabriella Windsor and Will Greenwood MBE will participate in Skandia Cowes Week’s Artemis Challenge on Tuesday. The inaugural charity race has attracted a blend of royalty and rugby for the 50-mile sprint around the Isle of Wight in a fleet of Open 60s, the Formula One yachts of […]
DB Mortgages has withdrawn its entire sub-prime product range from the market in what could be seen as the first major sign of a credit crunch in the UK market following the deepening US sub-prime crisis.
In today’s turbulent stockmarkets it is sensible to diversify into other assets with low volatility. An investment I particularly like is the EPIC Life Settlement fund managed by the EEA Fund Management group based in Guernsey.
Graeme Robb, senior technical manager at Prudential, writes about the residence nil-rate band and the advice opportunities it presents for you when tax year-end planning with your clients. On our Planning Matters hub, we considered a widow, Margaret, and a married couple, John and Anne, for whom the residence nil-rate band (RNRB) is influencing planning […]
The Pensions Regulator has banned the man branded the “mastermind” of a £13.7m pension scam and his three accomplices from being trustees. David Austin – along with Susan Dalton, Alan Barratt and Julian Hanson – ran a scam that cost 245 people their pension savings, after the members were persuaded using cold-calling and other techniques […]
Google has given people access to instant answers to questions that, in the past, would have required a trip to the library or a talk with an expert. While this is no bad thing, it does have unintended consequences. Take, for example, in the medical profession where patients are going to doctors with incorrect pre-diagnoses […]
Advisers are placing more importance on this tax, just as the OTS readies recommendations for its simplification I was fortunate enough to be asked to speak at an event run by Cicero Group earlier this month. Cicero was presenting some interesting adviser research on inheritance tax, and my job was to talk about it in the […]