The FCA has said it will make it harder for firms advising on high-risk investments to become authorised with the regulator as it plans to place tougher oversight on them. In its business plan for the year ahead, released this morning, the regulator placed long term savings and pensions as one of its seven core […]
St James’s Place has revealed that its male employees are paid 47.2 per cent more than its female staff – one of the largest gender pay gaps reported by a firm operating in the investment sector. The wealth manager also revealed that women received bonuses 80 per cent lower than men on average. In SJP’s report it […]
Advisers are facing tough choices when it comes to picking bond funds for their clients’ portfolios. Three top investors talk to Money Marketing to shed light on the recent market sell-off and how bonds have reacted to it. They also explain which features bonds need to have to survive a new environment of rising interest […]
Standard Life Investments UK Smaller Companies Fund manager Harry Nimmo believes his fund will ride out any post-Brexit headwinds due to its international exposure and the strength of UK businesses. Nimmo says that 54 per cent of profits for companies in the fund come from outside the UK, which will help shield it from any economic […]
Macroeconomic matters are less significant for stockpickers, says fund manager Philip Wolstencroft. The companies in his portfolio are growing reliably and stand at a 20 per cent discount to the market.
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