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Sub-Sahara duo from Cru

Cru Investment Management has set up two sub-Saharan Africa products investing in the agriculture and food produce sectors.


Scottish Life adds 16 new funds to investment range

Scottish Life has added four new investment partners and 16 new funds to its core investment range.  The new partners are Allianz Global Investors, BlackRock, HSBC and Newton, which join Artemis, Baillie Gifford and Invesco Perpetual among others as investment partners.  This brings the total fund choice within the core range to 82 and means […]

Precipice alert over new plans

Product providers and advisers have urged caution over a new generation of precipice bonds, warning that investors must fully understand that capital is at risk to ensure the disasters of the past are not repeated.A spate of new launches offer higher headline rate returns in the market but are not 100 per cent capital-protected.Blue Sky […]

Unsecured deals on ration, says Jacobs

Pension adviser Richard Jacobs has accused Axa of operating a rationing system when offering unsecured pensions to clients with protected rights money.Jacobs, director of Richard Jacobs Pension and Trustee Services, says Axa is the last leading insurer not to offer income drawdown for protected rights cash to all customers.He says: “We are now approaching two […]

Adviser Fund Index: Playing cautiously

Cautious managed funds have become increasingly popular in recent months as investors have sought shelter from uncertainty in the equity and commercial property markets. According to statistics from the Investment Management Association, the cautious managed sector was the most popular retail sector in November with a net inflow of over £150m.FundsNetwork also reports an upsurge […]

The Day of (B)reckoning

A period of exceptional uncertainty started last Friday for the UK, including a fierce leadership battle in a deeply divided Conservative party, the timing of the trigger of the EU’s Article 50, as well as a potential referendum in Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Click here to read the full article


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