Fixed penalty notices also increase in Q1.
Investors in failed property investment scheme Arck are facing further delays as the Financial Services Compensation Scheme continues to investigate claims against advisers. In an update published on its website yesterday, the FSCS says it has moved “a step closer” to assessing the scheme’s financial position in relation investors’ claims after former Arck partners Kathryn […]
This year’s Budget statement confirmed that up to five million pensioners are to be given new flexibility to trade in their annuities for cash from next year. The rationale is to ensure that people who have already purchased an annuity have access to the same pension freedoms now in place for those approaching retirement. The […]
Long/short funds Developed market equities have been driven higher and higher by quantitative easing over the past few years. However, we think the beta wave has finished now: alpha will deliver the returns going forward. Unconstrained long-short funds, in particular, are starting to look increasingly interesting. They can be more tactical as the performance of […]
A leading financial provider’s multi-asset range has expanded to include five low-cost life and pension funds, complementing its comprehensive active range with its first large-scale push into passive funds. The Canada Life funds have low OCFs on the passive funds of between 0.20 per cent and 0.24 per cent. Crucially, they are also risk target […]
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