In recent weeks, the gilt market has been mov-ing to a global rhythm rather than a specifically UK one. The UK has its own market idiosyncrasies which are apparent in the shape of the UK gilt yield curve compared with the US and European curves but the dominant global theme remains the credit crisis and the liquidity crunch accompanying it.
Specialist environmental manager Impax Asset Management has introduced a fund that will invest globally in big and medium-sized companies that are developing products or services to solve the world’s environmental problems.
The Council of Mortgage Lenders says the number of loans taken out for house purchase in each of the last three months was more than 30 per cent down on the same period last year. It predicts this decline will continue throughout 2008.
Watson Wyatt predicts the at retirement market in the UK will more than double within five years to over £30bn a year. The consultancy group says the at retirement market was worth £13.6bn in 2007 and it predicts the market will grow by nearly 20 per cent a year over the next five years. At […]
Neil Jones is technical support manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team. Canada Life offers a range of wealth management solutions, including retirement income planning, estate planning and investment solutions from a choice of jurisdictions, including the UK, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland. The residential nil-rate band (RNRB) was first announced in […]
Some investors holding money with Blackmore Bonds are yet to receive July interest payments, despite the firm’s insistence all funds have been transferred and cleared. One such investor has told Money Marketing they have been “ignored” by Blackmore. Chief executive of the mini-bond provider Patrick McCreesh told Money Marketing this week that some investors holding Isas […]
Rebates have been confirmed as taxable this month, in the long-running clash between Hargreaves Lansdown and HMRC. This effectively confirms “superclean” share classes are the most tax-efficient mechanism for delivering preferential rates on funds, rather than the oxymoronic “clean with rebates”. Asset managers will be very reluctant to implement multiple share classes at varying prices […]
Collapsed Sipp administrator GPC Sipp has nearly £1m in debts owed to creditors according to a statement of affairs document published on Companies House. It shows there is a shortfall of £964,832.00 owed to creditors and most of the Sipp shares are owned by managing director Kathryn Taylor who holds 73 shares. The others are […]