Last week was pretty bumpy in the market as we digested the news that the mighty General Electric had faltered in the profit stakes. Speaking, as I was, at a seminar in the Jockey Club after the FTSE 100 Index had had two days of 1 per cent plus swings – first down, then up – it was all too easy to draw racing analogies. But as we have seen on so many occasions recently, a downward spike brings out the bargainhunters. Wednesday last week almost felt like a bull market had returned.
By Mark Martin, Head of UK Equities, Neptune Investment Management The start of 2016 has been one of the most tumultuous periods in recent years for UK markets, with the FTSE 100 Index briefly entering bear market territory in the middle of January. Fuelled by a collapse in the oil price and escalating concerns over […]
The FCA has today proposed changes that would help unlock patient capital – investment seeking long-term returns, such as venture capital or infrastructure – through unit-linked funds to retail investors. The regulator has also published a discussion paper on the effect of the existing UK framework on investments in patient capital. As part of this year’s budget, chancellor […]
Three advisers talk to Money Marketing about taking time out to help the community Christmas is traditionally a time for giving, so as our thoughts turn to the festive period, how are advice firms giving back to the community or the profession? The great outdoors As a seasoned mountain walker and scout leader, much of […]
Figures show advisers are not taking on enough clients, but this can be fixed with a closer look at efficiency Back in the day, advisers would often have hundreds, if not thousands, of clients who would receive advice as and when they needed it. But changes in regulation from the RDR and, more recently, Mifid […]