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SLI to reopen £2.5 billion property fund

Standard Life Investments is to reopen its £2.5bn UK Real Estate fund and associated feeder funds in mid-October. The firm, which was one of the first to suspend the property fund after the EU referendum, says the fund has now “sufficient liquidity” to meet future redemptions. The fund will reopen on 17 October while the […]

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Standard Life’s 1825 pulls out of Almary Green deal

Standard Life-owned 1825 has ended discussions with Almary Green over the proposed acquisition announced in March. A statement from Standard Life says it “has not proved possible” for the firms to reach agreement and they have “mutually agreed” to end discussions. Almary Green Investments managing director Carl Lamb says: “In the interests of certainty for […]

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In the dark: Where is the progress on FAMR?

Advisers and the wider profession have warned that the lack of visible progress on the Financial Advice Market Review is fast turning into apathy towards what is supposed to be a flagship project to reform advice. Advisers say they have not been kept in the loop on developments, while providers have called for clarity on […]

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Hargreaves chief urges regulators to act on fund fees

Hargreaves Lansdown chief executive Ian Gorham has urged regulators to force asset managers to pass on fewer costs to investors and be more transparent on fund charges. Gorham, who is to depart from Hargreaves next year, says asset managers should not overcharge investors and exclude other costs from the current single fee, such the price […]

Tax year-end planning with the family

From the Technical team at Prudential Let’s face it, many aspects of financial planning involve a lot of technical detail. At our face-to-face events, we’ve had great success bringing these technical topics to life through the use of practical case studies. Meet the family Prudential’s Planning Matters hub brings together a fictional family and explores […]

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