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Mortgage affordability hits record low

Mortgage costs for first-time buyers and home movers reached record low points in September, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders. In September, first-time buyers paid an average of 17.8 per cent of household income to service capital and interest rates. This is down 0.2 per cent from August 2016 and 0.5 per cent year-on-year. Home […]

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Intrinsic poaches chief risk officer from Tenet

Old Mutual Wealth-owned Intrinsic has hired Tenet regulatory director Gill Davidson as chief risk officer. Davidson replaces Intrinsic founding board member Wallace Dobbin, who is retiring from full-time employment. He will remain with the business to manage the transition. Davidson spent three years at Tenet, and previously held senior roles at Coventry and Skipton building […]

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Advice definition is a ‘nightmare’ to solve says FAMR group member

Working out new terms to describe advice and guidance is proving a “nightmare”, a member of the Financial Advice Working Group says. Speaking as part of a Money Marketing Wired debate about the Financial Advice Market Review, Old Mutual Wealth chief distribution officer Richard Freeman says creating a shortlist of terms to help customers tell the difference between […]

Asset allocation: Goldman’s bullish bet on emerging market equities

For over 20 years Goldman Sachs Asset Management has been running multi-asset strategies primarily for institutional clients. In the last few years these strategies have opened up to individual investors, says Shoqat Bunglawala, head of GSAM’s global portfolio solutions group for EMEA and Asia Pacific Ex-Japan. Last August, the Global Absolute Return fund was added to […]

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The overdue rise of sustainable investing

Mike Fox, Head of Sustainable Investments at Royal London Asset Management argues that the recent rise in sustainable investing has been a long time coming and can provide both favourable returns for investors and a positive impact on society. Read full article here Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of […]

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