Speaking at Eurocatalyst 2002 in Madrid this week, a new event for the European mortgage industry, CML director general Michael Coogan described the UK as one of the fastest growing markets in the world. He said reasons for this include voluntary regulation, promotion of sustainable homeownership, an emerging equity release market and a significant growth in buy-to-let.
None of us can dodge the professional indemnity issue. We have all seen or will see a huge increase in premiums.That said, I do feel that DBS has handled the problem badly and is unduly penalising the smaller IFA. It has increased its monthly fee for a sole trader from £200 to £330.70 and this […]
Standard Life – Group Personal Pension Flex Type: Group personal pension Minimum premium: £6,000 a year a scheme Minimum group size: 5 Minimum-maximum ages: 1 - 75 Fund links: Sterling one, fixed interest one, index linked one, property one, protection one, structured one, managed one, ethical one, stock exchange one, international one, European one, Japanese […]
Forcing workers to opt out of the state second pension and compelling them to save is the only way to increase retirement saving, says former Tory Social Security Secretary Peter Lilley MP.In a presentation to the conference in London last week, Lilley told delegates the 1 per cent charge cap has removed the incentive for […]
Standard Life has launched a scathing attack on influential analyst Ned Cazalet, saying that he has refused to accept invitations to go through its books and that his analysis is wrong.Cazalet angrily rejects the claims, saying he has had repeated meetings with senior Standard figures this year, including group finance director John Hylands and group […]
By Robin Geffen, Fund Manager and CEO
Internet giant Alibaba is exactly the type of entrepreneurial company that the high-conviction, top-performing Neptune Global Alpha Fund seeks to invest in. Established just 14 years ago in an apartment in Hangzhou, today Alibaba is larger than Amazon and eBay put together and is challenging some of the most powerful internet companies in the world…
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Experts have played down any immediate moves from the FCA towards those firms that are not prepared for Mifid II regulation that comes into force on 3 January 2018. However, concerns remain that a “material number” of small asset managers have not yet started preparing for the major European regulation. The FCA expects firms to […]
OMGI chief executive and star fund manager Richard Buxton is set to lead a management buyout of the single-strategy funds division of Old Mutual Wealth with the backing of TA Associates. The £550m deal is set to be announced before Christmas, Sky News reports. The buyout is part of Old Mutual’s managed separation, which is […]