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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