GMAC-RFC has confirmed that its managing director of operations Barry Searle has left the lender.At the same time it announced a round of promotions to its senior management team, with the promotion of David Botting, Chris Kujawa and Craig Beresford.Botting will be the new managing director of operations and Kujawa has been named as director […]
Ninety-four per cent of advisers believe that independence should not be determined solely by the way they are remunerated, as proposed in the retail distribution review, according to Skandia.The company surveyed 158 advisers and found only 7 per cent believe remuneration is the most important factor determining independence. Sixty-one per cent say the product range […]
The FSA paid out more than £13m in fees to external consultants last year.Top earners include Defaqto which was paid £1,330,494 and PriceWaterhouseCoopers which received £1,208,663. Other big beneficiaries were Mills & Reeve with £366,953, QI Consulting on £345,905, Concerto Consulting with £362,098 and KPMG £316,518.A freedom of information request made by Money Marketing shows […]
Last week, I indicated the increasing dominance of the stockmarket by investment professionals was behind the upsurge in share volatility. With hindsight, this appears a little oversimplistic. There have been other changes that add to the potential for wide swings in indices and the value attributed to individual companies.
As the title of this paper suggests, credit migration is probably worse than you think, but then not as bad as you fear. So how concerned should investors be about this phenomenon? Where should their focus lie? Natixis’ affiliate, Loomis Sayles & Company’s Director of Credit Research and Credit Strategist, Chris Gootkind, addresses this and […]
Invesco has sealed a deal to acquire OppenheimerFunds as the firrm looks to break into the top 10 global investment managers. The deal will see OppenheimerFunds parent Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company sell the asset manager to Invesco, with MassMutual taking a 15.5 per cent stake in Invesco in return. Invesco will manage $1.2trn (£920bn) […]
Advice firm consolidator Newell Palmer has acquired midlands IFA Sense Wealth Management in a deal adding another £35m to its funds under management. The purchase is the 51st acquisition made by Newell Palmer since it began trading in 1993. The £35m is split between around 100 active clients from Sense, who will all transfer over […]
Three directors have been named to the board of the newly-launched Single Financial Guidance Body. The Department for Work and Pensions has appointed former National Employment Savings Trust chief executive Tim Jones and Royal Bank of Scotland director for products Moray McDonald as non-executive directors. University of Bristol emeritus professor Elaine Kempson will also join the board. […]