Skandia Investment Management head of marketing David Orr is leaving later in the year to join Gartmore as senior marketing manager. He will report to head of sales support, marketing, Colin Hodges. Skandia sales director Spike Hughes will take on the expanded role of sales and marketing director.
The extraordinary Texan, Lance Armstrong, has just won his seventh successive Tour de France.
AWD Group is undergoing a management restructure following the resignation of chief executive Douglas Gardner and managing director Chris Isard. Both have resigned with effect from Friday, with Simon Waugh taking over as chief executive from September 1. Waugh has worked at director level for a number of financial services firms, including Centrica, American Express […]
Amber Homeloans is launching a range of fixed rate mortgage products available via the intermediary market. Adverse fixed-rates are available to full-status or self-certifying customers with rates of 4.99 per cent for Feather adverse full-status, 5.49 per cent for Light adverse full-status and 5.99 per cent for Medium adverse full-status.These have no ERC tie-in and […]
Macroeconomic concerns about the US continue to obscure the fundamental opportunities for the investor.
The political uncertainty in Europe is not deterring the Artemis European Opportunities Fund, says manager Laurent Millet. There are still stocks, he tells Artemis’ Ross Leckie, which should thrive.
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Another investment manager offering enterprise investment schemes has alerted clients of a 10 per cent drop in value for one of its portfolios following new Mifid rules. Mifid II, which came into force on 3 January, requires firms to notify clients when the overall value of their portfolio, relative to its value at the beginning of each reporting […]
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Retirement interest-only mortgages are set to become more popular following the FCA removing hurdles to selling them. The regulator sees RIO mortgages as a possible aid to the waves of maturing interest-only loans with no repayment strategy. However, the FCA also wants RIO mortgages to be sold more widely, for example as an additional option […]