Ex-SJP chair joins Buxton’s OMGI spin-off

Former St James’s Place chair Sarah Bates has joined Richard Buxton’s new spin-off from Old Mutual Global Investors. The new firm, Merian Global Investors, has named Bates as non-executive chair. Bates had chaired SJP since 2014, but stepped down earlier this year. She had spent a total of 14 years with the firm. Former Legal […]


Steve Webb: A perfect storm for DB transfer complaints

Complaints about DB transfers are currently low but claims management firms and a stockmarket downturn could create choppy conditions for advisers. The national press has come to a pretty unanimous conclusion that defined benefit to defined contribution pension transfers will be the next mis-selling scandal. Although the Financial Ombudsman reports low levels of complaints about […]

Justin Cash, Editor of Money Marketing

Editor’s note: Advice is more than just a commercial exercise

In the public’s perception, “finance” is a completely homogenous sector. I imagine financial planners’ frustration at being confused with Square Mile traders is only rivalled by my resentment at being lumped in with gossip columnists. Individual advisers are doing a brilliant job attempting to redress that balance. But concerted effort is needed to improve the […]

Natixis video: Making smarter use of asset classes

Content supplied by Natixis Global Asset Management This video from Natixis Global Asset Management focuses on Active Share. One strategy for the smarter use of equity investments is ensuring you get what you pay for. According to the company, looking at Active Share can give you a better perspective on where performance comes from. Active […]


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