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.
A hard Brexit scenario could see a £219bn increase in aggregate buy-out deficit of UK pension funds, fiduciary and risk management firm Cardano says. In the event of a no-deal Brexit, including the extent of any transitional arrangements, UK pension trustees and corporate scheme sponsors must be ready to “react to the consequences” they could […]
2018 saw mixed fortunes for the platform space, with a number of advised offerings launching successful IPOs, while others feeling the heat went through mergers or tough technology reboots. Here’s what the experts made of it all. Upgrade pain…again Platforms’ dilemma is whether to stick with the old tech and fall behind with the whizzy […]
Royal London chief executive Phil Loney is stepping down at the end of 2019 and the new chairman, Kevin Parry, will lead the search for his successor. Parry’s appointment and Loney’s departure were both announced this morning. Parry, will leave his current non-executive director position at Standard Life Aberdeen at the end of December and […]