Syndicate Asset Management has bought Chelmsford-based pension and investment adviser The Independent Financial Solutions Group for £4.2m.
Housing Minister Caroline Flint and London Mayor Ken Livingstone have joined forces to create a new partnership to speed up the delivery of London’s £3bn housebuilding programme.The Homes and Communities Agency, the Mayor and the Government are joining forces to establish the London HCA Board, a local sub-committee of the HCA responsible for helping to […]
Lawrence House Fund Managers has used the dip in equity markets as an opportunity to add the Threadneedle UK equity income fund to its equity income portfolio.
Only a few years ago, IFAs wanting to offer their clients a wrap proposition had just two choices – Transact or the pseudo-wraps of Skandia, Selestia and Cofunds.As with all good ideas in financial services, the insurance companies cannot help but jump on the bandwagon and along came Abbey, American Express (remember them?), Lifetime, Standard […]
Towergate Financial Services has acquired Albannach Financial Management marking the first move in its plans to become an IFA consolidator.Albannach is a firm of wealth management, financial planning and mortgage specialists based in Scotland with 42 staff. Under the terms of the deal, Laurie Dempster will remain as managing director and will continue to grow […]
By Chris Taylor, head of Japanese Equities, Neptune Abe, having reinforced his political position domestically, will most likely hold off any further major policy enactments until after president Trump has settled into the White House and enacted some of his own. Then a relaunch of the Three Arrows programme is likely, or Abenomics 2.0, including […]
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Lawyers who represent investors against Berkeley Burke over allegations of mis-sold Sipps estimate more than 1,000 claims could be in the pipeline. The High Court has approved a group litigation order relating to claims against Berkeley Burke Sipp Administration, and those affected have until 23 July 2018 to register to join the group action. It […]
Do not be spooked by recent falls. The bull market has further to run. Stockmarkets have been thriving in the not-too-hot, not-too-cold “Goldilocks” backdrop of the last few years. Growth has been strong enough to boost profits, and inflation low enough to keep central bank policy loose. Recent stockmarket weakness is centred on signs that […]
The FCA continues to engage with the asset management industry on new European regulations as questions remain over how firms should report costs and charges. After over a month since Mifid II and Priips came into force, concerns have been raised on how fund fees, in particular transaction costs, should be calculated under the two […]