Brewin Dolphin slashes fund costs in managed portfolio service

Brewin Dolphin is cutting costs by up to 18 basis points on funds in its managed portfolio service as it introduces segregated mandates for core asset classes. Star fund managers including Neil Woodford and Nick Train are among the line-up to run segregated mandates in the manager-of-manager approach for four core asset classes. The MPS’s […]


LEBC reports increase in profit to £3m

LEBC Group grew its trading profit to £3m, in the 12 months ending 30 September 2017, a more than 40 per cent increase on the previous year. The national firm reported turnover of £18.1m for period, up from £15.6m the previous year. The firm could also be set for more profit increases at the close […]

John Lawson: Beware the search engine scammers

It is good people are researching their retirement options but search engines expose them to risks Search engines have a lot to answer for. We no longer need to think for ourselves, with the solution to everything at our fingertips. One of the major problems with the internet is that people can become an “expert” […]


Nick Bamford: The Marmite issue of cashflow forecasts    

Financial planners should be constantly challenging the efficacy of things they do for clients. One area of recent attention has been around lifetime cashflow forecasting. Demonstrating the future financial position of a client this way is a bit of a Marmite issue for advisers: some love it, others hate it. I have heard some challenge […]


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