Amex refuses to comment on speculation that its wrap could face closure if a buyer is be found for the platform. The Amex wrap has a range of 4000 funds and around 50m of assets under administration.
Thames River Capital co-head of emerging market equities Rory Landman is retiring from fund management in his late 40s. Landman built his reputation as head of emerging markets at Barings, working alongside head of emerging Europe Martin Taylor. The pair moved to Thames River in 2001 to build its emerging markets team. The team runs […]
Changes to the Isa and Pep rules have opened up several new fund of funds products to investors looking for multi-manager exposure in the tax wrapper.
Hargreaves Lansdown’s head of financial intermediaries started out in the fruit and veg business but now he is enthusiastically intent on growing and nurturing a quality crop of advisers for the entrepreneurial company. Interview by Nicola York.
The House of Lords has delayed unveiling the new regulatory regime for claim management firms in a bid to strengthen the Compensation Bill. In a meeting of the grand committee this week Lord Hunt of Wirral moved to close any loopholes. He firmed up the need for transitional arrangements to regulate claim management firms with […]
Royal London is pleased to support the petition calling for a ban on cold-calling for pension and investment products. The petition, launched by IFA Darren Cooke of Red Circle Financial Planning and hosted on the Parliamentary website, calls on the Government to ban cold-calling for pensions and investment products. A similar ban is already in force […]
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