The Treasury is looking at new gilt issues of 40 to 50 years following a consultation involving investors and gilt-edged market makers by the Debt Management Office. Any announcement on the subject will be made in the Budget this spring.
New Star Asset Management believes that individual inv-estors may be suffering significant losses because they are not regularly reviewing their portfolios. The firm carried out a survey in association with NMG among 617 investors regarding the frequency with which they review their portfolios. It found that 37 per cent of investors never review their investment […]
Loomis Sayles senior global economist James Balfour looks at the three main macro themes evident during October: a world lacking in demand; the strength of global market performance; and the required exit from profits recession. Click here
Last month, the BBC’s Money Box covered the story of a protection customer who had seen her quoted life and critical illness premium rise by around a third after she disclosed a historic mental health issue. The woman was taking cover as a parent of young children and had originally chosen an insurer after getting […]
The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment has set up a helpline for participants in its financial planning mentoring scheme. The helpline, which is being supported by Schroders, will be open to mentors and mentees on the programme, which started on the first of January this year, looking for support in achieving professional financial planning […]
Collapsed wealth manager Greyfriars Asset Management sold its Sipp and SSAS administration business to Hartley Pensions for £820,000 an update on Companies House shows. Money Marketing previously discovered Hartley took on 1600 Sipps, 160 SSAS and almost £500m assets under management onto its books for an undisclosed sum, with fresh documents now revealing the value […]