Poor sales of property and natural resources have brought an end to the specialist sector’s 19-month reign as the best seller, according to the IMA’s August figures. Specialist came third behind UK all companies and cautious managed.
Merril Lynch subsidiary Mortgages plc has announced it will be pulling all of its adverse buy-to-let products from October 2.The lender, which has made numerous criteria changes over the last two months, recently announced it was suspending all heavy and unlimited adverse business.Mortgages plc has also reduced maximum LTVs on self cert products from 85 […]
Jupiter income has recently celebrated its 20th birthday. It has had just four managers over this time, if you count the caretaker manager between January and April 2000. The fund really hit the headlines after William Littlewood took it over in December 1990. Its performance was way above any other equity income fund and considerably […]
Amid recent turmoil in world stockmarkets, advisers are quite rightly recommending investors to diversify into assets other than equities. The property market is looking less profitable than it was and bonds are still unattractive so where do investors go?
This year’s Money Marketing Live Show in Manchester on October 30 is heading for an all-time record.With around six weeks to go, over 1,000 delegates have already pre-registered for the show and the number keeps rising every day.Now in its fifth year, the event is returning to Manchester Central Convention Centre and GMEX to deliver […]
Join Trevor Greetham, Head of Multi Asset at Royal London Asset Management (RLAM), for a webinar on 30 March at 2pm. During the update, Trevor will consider how various asset types have fared in 2017 and offer his outlook, using the Investment Clock model to illustrate his views. Find out more here
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Aberdeen Standard Investments has agreed a joint venture with Virgin Money to provide asset management services to its customers. Under the terms of the deal, Aberdeen Standard will acquire 50 per cent of Virgin Unit Trust Managers for an upfront cash payment of £40m. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of […]
Fewer savers are turning to an adviser before fully cashing out their pension, latest FCA figures show. Between April and September 2017, just 32 per cent of full withdrawals were advised, down from 44 per cent the previous year. 95 per cent of the decline in advice was attributed to cash outs for pots under […]
Hargreaves Lansdown will be able to return “loyalty bonuses” to investors tax-free after winning a legal battle with HM Revenue and Customs. The fund shop says at least £15m will collectively be returned to around 150,000 investors. HMRC has 56 days to appeal the decision of the Upper Tax Tribunal that loyalty bonuses are not […]