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AJ Bell eyes stock exchange float

AJ Bell is considering floating on the London Stock Exchange, according to reports. Sky News says AJ Bell is unlikely to float until after the final quarter of this year but it has reportedly met with investment bankers in the past few weeks to prepare for an initial public offering. For the 12 months to […]

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Brexit hits fund manager pay

Brexit has been blamed for pay in the UK asset management industry flatlining as remuneration globally in the industry rises. UK employees took home average pay of $134,000 (£99,000) in 2017, the same figure as the previous year, according to salary benchmarking company Emolument. In contrast, US asset management workers saw pay increase 7.3 per […]

Govt spending on pensions tax relief stabilises

The cost of pensions tax relief remains largely unchanged, according to annual estimates published by HM Revenue & Customs. The figures, published today, show the cost of pension tax relief rose slightly to £38.6bn in 2016/17 from £38.5bn in 2015/16. The new data show a contrast to 2015/16, where the cost of tax relief leaped by […]

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Alan Hughes: Did FCA authorisation process fail British Steel members?

Questions have been raised as to whether the regulator should have spotted warning signs at the key firms involved earlier. Recent weeks have seen depressingly familiar headlines being bandied about, as the British Steel saga continues to play out. Hearing the phrase “pensions misselling scandal” being regularly used shows that, despite the progress made on […]


Bull markets don’t die of old age

In our latest Investment Clock Strategy report, Head of Multi Asset Trevor Greetham comments that he does not see the signs that usually signal the end of a bull market. RLAM’s Investment Clock model is in the equity friendly Recovery phase. Central banks are reluctant to raise interest rates and real returns on cash are […]


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