Despite recent volatility in the financial markets, many experts stand firm in the belief that there is no need to panic and that the markets could yet provide rich pickings for investors Sarah Coles reports
IFAs are calling for Sipp providers to be more clearly defined as concerns mount that many personal pensions are masquerading as Sipps to cash in on investor interest.IFG Group financial planning strategist Donna Bradshaw says advisers are increasingly having to differentiate “pseudo” Sipp providers from products that are just personal pensions with high charges.She says […]
The Association of British Insurers will launch a new industry climate change initiative at its third climate change conference, to be held on September 13.The conference will focus on how climate change is affecting weather patterns and increasing costs to insurers, in light of the recent floods which set insurers back more than £3bn.The ABI […]
With markets kept open on Saturday, finance minister Arun Jaitley delivered a promising budget focused on growth and decentralisation. While many complained about a six-day working week, there was much to be pleased about and the markets rallied in the afternoon to finish in the green.
Pension provider Embark Group has bought Liberty Sipp’s client book for an undisclosed sum. Embark has not acquired the actual Liberty Sipp company, which is set to be wound up as part of the deal. Embark says it will help the orderly wind-up of the business once the acquisition is completed. The transferring Liberty Sipp […]
Equilibrium Asset Management partner and investment manager Mike Deverell explains why the company’s in-house approach to investing compares favourably against the use of DFMs What does your investment management approach look like? We run our investment management in-house. We focus on asset allocation and buy collective investments including open-ended investment companies, unit trusts, some exchange-traded […]
Your website is your shop window and needs to support your marketing strategy An effective website should support every element of an adviser’s marketing strategy. From helping referrals understand more about your business, to being found on Google by people looking for an adviser, your website is your shop window. Essentially it has three jobs: To […]