Piyali Williams has joined HSBC as head of professional business banking to lead the bank’s development of its specialist offering for solicitors, barristers and accountants.
Top business development managers at mortgage securitisation lenders will be “sitting targets” for balance-sheet lenders if the current market conditions continue, says John Charcol senior technical manager Ray Boulger.He warns that many securitisation lenders are increasing rates and changing criteria to deter business after the fallout from the US sub-prime crash and their business development […]
Aifa has criticised the retail distribution review for failing to recognise the gap in standards between certified financial planner and chartered financial planner status.The trade body’s second issue paper calls for closer examination of the credit systems for both qualifications.Aifa says to be a certified financial planner, candidates must belong to the Institute of Financial […]
First Actuarial has called for the Government to look again at its draft regulations on the calculation of transfer values from final-salary pension schemes.The firm says the proposal contained in the consultation to exclude employers from the process of calculating transfer values is inconsistent with the overall policy of getting trustees and employers to work […]
Standard & Poor’s Index Services has launched two new indices composed of the top stock picks of S&P’s equity research analysts in America and Europe.The S&P US Stars index and the S&P Europe Stars index are designed to measure the performance of stocks within the S&P Composite 1500 and S&P Europe 350 given four-star or […]
Click link to view full video Portfolio manager Aziz Hamzaogullari talks about the unique style he brings to growth investing, shares examples of companies that meet his growth criteria and explains the importance of fundamental research in a concentrated fund.
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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 […]