Loomis Sayles senior global economist James Balfour looks at the three main macro themes evident during October: a world lacking in demand; the strength of global market performance; and the required exit from profits recession.
Advisers are set to pick up more work planning for long term care needs, a new survey by Just Retirement Partnership suggests. While two thirds of over-45s believe they may be forced to sell their home to pay for care, only 6 per cent have included care costs in their financial planning. 53 per cent […]
Zurich has appointed former Prudential executive director Tulsi Naidu as its UK chief executive. The appointment comes after Zurich announced last year UK chief executive Gary Shaughnessy would be taking on a new role as chief executive for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Naidu joined Zurich in September as EMEA head of business development. She […]
Working out how much you can put into a pension has never been the easiest thing. Over recent years, the variations on the annual allowance has only made it harder for higher earners and those seeking to access their benefits earlier in life. The issues could be enough to restrict the amount people pay into […]
The FCA has recently published a paper on smarter consumer communications (FS16/10). It pulls together feedback on various issues around communicating information to consumers in a way that is compliant but also more engaging and relevant than is the case currently. It does not contain any proposed new rules or policy but it does signpost […]
Click link to view full video Portfolio manager Aziz Hamzaogullari talks about the unique style he brings to growth investing, shares examples of companies that meet his growth criteria and explains the importance of fundamental research in a concentrated fund.
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Royal Bank of Scotland has joined rivals like HSBC in launching an automated investment advice service for more than five million customers. The bank claims to be the first bank in the UK to launch a “fully regulated” robo-advice service, which will be under its NatWest brand. The service, live from Monday, is targeted at […]
There is nearly £8.5bn in “drifted” legacy UK equity income funds that have underperformed against the sector over the past decade, research has found. As the fund management industry awaits Mifid II next year, Morningstar has analysed the competitive UK Equity Income sector on behalf of Money Marketing and found about 10 per cent of the sector’s […]
Old Mutual Global Investors has appointed Freddie Woolfe head of responsible investment and stewardship, reporting into chief executive Richard Buxton. Woolfe joins from Newton Investment Management, where he was a responsible investment analyst primarily covering the healthcare and technology, media and telecommunications sectors. Previously he held roles at Hermes Equity Ownership Services and HSBC. Woolfe will […]