Revenue & Customs is running a series of pension simplification workshops for the financial services industry, inviting IFAs and product providers clarification about the new rules from A-Day, focusing on Sipps. The workshops will take place in the autumn, with dates to be confirmed.
Standard Life Investments is planning to offer an ethical corporate bond fund in the retail market by the end of this year. The portfolio will be managed by SLI’s fixed-interest team working closely with the ethical investment team which currently runs the firm’s ethical equity portfolio. The fund is expected to be on the market […]
Octopus Asset Management is looking to raise up to 60m for its twin structure venture capital trusts, Eclipse 3 and 4 VCT.
When news broke that Prudential would be launching into lifetime mortgages, there was a sigh of relief from the industry.
Zurich has added 27 funds to its pension fund range, bringing the total to over 100. Funds from 10 new companies are now available, including Invesco Perpetual, Artemis and New Star.
Focused on bottom-up stock selection, not just in equities but also corporate bonds, DNCA has a reputation as being a multi-asset manager, but is also well known for its European equity funds.
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Experts have played down any immediate moves from the FCA towards those firms that are not prepared for Mifid II regulation that comes into force on 3 January 2018. However, concerns remain that a “material number” of small asset managers have not yet started preparing for the major European regulation. The FCA expects firms to […]
OMGI chief executive and star fund manager Richard Buxton is set to lead a management buyout of the single-strategy funds division of Old Mutual Wealth with the backing of TA Associates. The £550m deal is set to be announced before Christmas, Sky News reports. The buyout is part of Old Mutual’s managed separation, which is […]