Testing the Foundation

The global economy isn’t headed into recession, at least not yet. This month, David Lafferty, Chief Market Strategist at Natixis Global Asset Management, examines current capital market and portfolio risks for signs of recession.

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A hot topic in my recent discussions with advisers has been the growing number of people interested in transferring their defined benefit pension rights into a defined contribution scheme. With many schemes offering eye-watering transfer values, this is likely to be an area of increasing interest. However, many advisers, for understandable reasons, are reluctant to […]

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Chase de Vere is to looking to boost its ranks with the addition of 20 advisers. The firm will be recruiting across its Basingstoke, Bath, Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Chester, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester and Tyne & Wear offices. The company currently employs 195 IFAs. Chase de Vere chief executive Stephen Kavanagh says: “We want to […]

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Sanlam combines DFM and advice arms

Sanlam has set up a new wealth management business to bring together its discretionary fund management and financial advice arms. Sanlam Partners will house the Sanlam Private Wealth and Sanlam Wealth Planning businesses under a new division to be led by the former chief operating officer of employee benefits group A J Gallagher John White. White […]

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Making strategic alliances work for your advice business

How strong and profitable are the business alliances you currently have? Are they a result of a plan or have they just evolved over time? Establishing alliances with other like-minded professionals makes sound business sense for many reasons: 1. Life is less lonely Many businesses are small and there are 1.7 million “one-man bands” operating […]

Large-cap growth alpha thesis: seeking risk-adjusted excess returns

Content supplied by Loomis, Sayles & Company — an affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management For mutual fund investors and managers of large pensions or endowments, a major challenge is to identify those portfolio managers who are most likely to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns in the future. Understanding how an investment philosophy informs a manager’s decision […]

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