Artemis is launching a strategic bond fund in the second quarter of this year. The fund will be run by James Foster and Alex Ralph, who join Artemis this month from Isis.
Quotations from UnumProvident are now available on the Webline portal. Products include personal income protection, a primary protection plan, executive income replacement, essential abilities cover and a critical-illness plan.
Jardine Lloyd Thompson will host the UK Pensions Industry Briefing in Manchester on June 14, aimed at helping finance directors and pensions professionals plan their risk management. The event aims to assist FDs and senior pensions decision makers in planning better strategies for controlling and mitigating risks associated with all forms of pensions provision. Speakers […]
Specialist broker Burgesses introduces a montly lona protection policy.The Association of British Insurers says loan protection sales are running at a rate of over 1,000 an hour and lenders are raking in an astonishing 8 billion a year in commission. Burgesses managing director Simon Burgess says: “Increasing borrowers debts with front loaded and excessively priced […]
The Tenet Group announces a new general manager at Lime, its general insurance and mortgage arm, in the form of Amanda Waddington. Waddingtons promotion from operations manager will see her in the new role, focusing on building provider relations and working on further Limes GI offering. Some of her projects include rolling out the non-investment […]
By George Boyd-Bowman, Fund Manager at Neptune The Neptune Global Income Fund seeks exposure to the very best – and often overlooked – income opportunities from across the world. Unconstrained by benchmarks, the fund currently has 24 per cent invested in Japan, differentiating the high conviction portfolio from many of its peers. Watch Neptune Fund […]
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Latest statistics show personal pensions, in particular, get a bad rap The recently published preliminary estimates from the Office for National Statistics’ Wealth and Assets Survey make for interesting reading with regards to how people view pension savings and how safe they are. The next round of this survey will be even more interesting in light […]
Beaufort Group is planning to add three more firms to its network with one deal expected to finalise next week. Chief executive Andrew Bennett says the other two small to medium-sized firms are expected to join “imminently”. In January, Beaufort Group added Statehouse Group as an appointed representative. The firm is now called Beaufort Financial […]
Significant gilt weightings continue to be recommended, despite concerning signals on their risk Government bonds play a pivotal role in a balanced portfolio; there are very few assets that provide the diversification benefits gilts can bring. So often over the last 30 years, when equity markets have zigged, bond markets have zagged, thereby smoothing return […]