Reits have now launched as an onshore product in the UK, with many predicting that funds of Reits in all shapes and forms will become a key part of many IFA clients’ portfolios.There are many good things about Reits yet what they may invest in ranges wide and far from pubs and prisons to companies […]
F&C has appointed Jamie Jenkins as head of Japanese equities reporting to Mike Hanbury-Williams, head of Pacific equities.Jenkins will be responsible for delivering consistent out performance across F&C’s Japanese equity products.Mark Perrin has been transferred across from the Asia desk where he worked as an analyst for three years and will now report to Jenkins […]
Johnson Fleming has launched its new managed auto-enrolment service, designed to support SME businesses of up to 250 employees. The managed auto-enrolment service is not just about providing businesses with a software system for them to manage themselves, but more about outsourcing the administration of the project and scheme to Johnson Fleming’s auto-enrolment staff.
A weekly account of the curious goings-on in the world of financial services A hostile climateOn the same day the Prudential Regulation Authority put out a policy statement on the financial risks of climate change and five London landmarks were ground to a halt by climate protesters, it was starting to feel like a bit […]
Understanding the impact of cutting the dead wood Nothing sells funds like performance. Despite all the regulator’s railings that past performance is no guide to the future, we see flows being directed to the funds at the top of the league tables time and time again. There are, of course, far too many funds out […]
The Department for Work and Pensions has published its first round of guidance to help trustees resolve unequal guaranteed minimum pensions today. A GMP is the minimum pension that an occupational pension scheme, contracted out of the additional state pension between 6 April 1978 and 5 April 1997 on a salary-related basis, has to provide […]