Kathleen Dickson is joining Scottish Widows Investment Partnership from Baillie Gifford in the newly created role of European equity product specialist. Dickson will work on developing Swip’s European equity and Reit funds.
F&C says it is not tempted to combine its multi-manager experience with its ethical expertise by launching an ethical fund of funds despite greater awareness of issues such as climate change among investors.
The confirmation hearing for the proposed merger of Portman Building Society with Nationwide Building Society will take place on June 7, the FSA says.It will be held at the Norfolk Royale Hotel in Bournemouth on June 7 starting at 11.00 am. The purpose of such hearings is to give interested parties an opportunity to make […]
Software Solutions Partners looks set to buy adviser software provider Sirius after the two companies reached agreement on the terms of the acquisition. Sirius will today post a memo to its shareholders outlining the terms of the scheme as well as consequent meetings and any actions to be taken by Sirius shareholders. SSP is a […]
A widower seeking to minimise IHT on his estate would do well to consider a portfolio of Aim shares.
By Denise Wond, marketing manager We’ve heard a great deal about Generation Rent in recent years but what does it actually mean for consumers and advisers and has the face of the typical renter changed? The picture is certainly more diverse than it used to be. Homeownership is at its lowest point in 30 years, […]
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One of the men behind an illegal collective investment scheme has been sentenced to another year in prison after failing to pay his FCA-ordered compensation. Ross Peters was one of eight men convicted over their role in a land banking scheme. The group ran a Ucis operation through three companies which cold-called potential investors to […]
Aviva has apologised after a website issue left some advisers unable to submit applications on behalf of clients last week. Money Marketing understands online access was disrupted until at least 5:30pm last Friday. It is understood some advisers were unable to submit applications on behalf of clients, for example, life and critical illness cover applications. […]
Retail investors have stuck by Neil Woodford in 2017 despite several multi-managers pulling money from the star fund manager. The Woodford Equity Income fund was the second most popular with Bestinvest retail investors, although Fundsmith Equity was the “clear and decisive winner” when it came to inflows via the investment platform, says managing director Jason […]