The average investment trust discount has narrowed to 7.4 per cent – the lowest level in more than a decade – after two years of strong market growth, says the AITC.
Headline Money’s new Who’s Who in Personal Finance Journalism gives a good insight into the corporate cravings of various reporters. Questioned about their favourite forms of corporate entertainment, the hacks provide answers from fly fishing, interesting conversation and space flight to the memorable “trip out of the office”. It is also full of desperate pleas […]
The United Group is encouraging mortgage brokers to start making plans for the launch of home information packs and not feel threatened by them.Concern has been expressed that brokers could be sidelined by HIP providers, who could offer clients a mortgage proposition at the time of arranging a HIP. The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries has, […]
The FSA’s approval process discriminates against the inclusion of non-Ucits retail schemes in life and pension wrappers, says fund manager Insight. Unlike Ucits funds, there is no automatic approval for Nurs funds as permissible properties for linked life contracts. Providers must apply to the FSA for a waiver to include the funds. Nurs funds are […]
One of the fund management groups I really admire is Jupiter. It has been successful in nearly every area, except Japan.
Kunal Desai, Head of Indian Equities at Neptune Investment Management India’s stockmarket rallied this week following news that the central bank was cutting interest rates more aggressively than expected. Commenting on the rate cuts and what this means for India’s economic growth, Kunal Desai notes that there were two important details in the announcement that have […]
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