Property funds make up three of the six best-selling funds in the FundsNetwork Sipp. Invesco Perpetual high income was the top seller, with Norwich property trust third, New Star property fourth and Standard Life property sixth.
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme compensates customers of insolvent financial services firms. It gives customers confidence that most of their capital is secure and so helps encourage saving and investment. It has a small staff and resolved nearly 26,000 cases last year.
Norwich Union has regained its position as market leader in UK life business after a 43 per cent rise in business during the first half of this year. However, a decrease in persistency across NU’s UK pension and bond products cost the firm 35m compared with 5m in the corresponding period in the previous year. […]
A board reshuffle at Money Quest has seen managing director Steve Pollard become the company’s first chief executive officer and operations director Paul Reynolds move up to become managing director. The firm is taking on 150 new staff as part of expansion pans ahead of a planned flotation within the next couple of years.
Webline has announced the extension of its data integration capability with Bluecoat Software.This expanded facility allows the users of Bluecoat Softwares specialist product, FinPlan, to automatically transfer additional data from the Webline platform and save it directly in FinPlan. The data could include quotations, comparisons and new business submissions.The service is expected to go live […]
Nicolas Just, Head of Smart Beta at Seeyond, says the most important point to recognise about the Seeyond approach to investing is that it sees volatility as an asset class and, with its factor-plus products, it aims to build portfolios that will outperform an index over one year/achieve outperformance as frequently as it can.
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Fund managers who have helped pay compensation over the collapse of life settlement bond provider Keydata will receive a £12m refund, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme has announced. Keydata’s management has been embroiled in a multi-million-pound legal battle with the FCA since it collapsed in 2009. The total bill for compensation stands at more than […]
With no employer to fall back on, the self-employed are on their own when it comes to retirement saving. Irregular income patterns can make it harder to save regularly into a pension and commit to locking money away until age 55. Those who are building a business may see that as their biggest asset and […]
The FCA has finished implementing the recommendations of the Financial Advice Market Review with the publication today of a policy statement relating to personal recommendations today. The FCA aligned itself with Mifid II last year by mandating that regulated advice must contain a personalised recommendation. In August last year, the FCA published a consultation paper […]