03 May 2013
I wonder if the way the FCA and HMRC have dealt with the platform market offers a template for the way the industry is going to be regulated in the future?
29 April 2013
Only in our industry could we start with something called factory gate pricing, move onto full fat and skinny, before arriving at clean and super clean.
22 April 2013
I am now officially an orphan – an orphan client. My adviser rang me a few weeks ago and said he has had enough.
17 April 2013
There was a weary air of predictability within hours and days of Margaret Thatcher’s death about all the things she can be blamed for.
07 April 2013
Much is made by fund management groups about the alignment of interests. The theory goes if the manager’s interests are aligned with the investor everyone is a winner.
02 April 2013
With L&G taking full control of Cofunds, and Cazenove Capital to join forces with Schroders, the industry consolidation continues. Anyone feel we are going back to the 1980s in some way?
17 March 2013
The good thing about investing in film is that it is a lot more interesting than investing in bonds, not as speculative as gold and you can invite your friends round to have a look at where your hard-earned money has gone.
11 March 2013
If the law is an ass, what about the IMA’s fund categories?
07 March 2013
Now, I am a personal finance journalist with over 25 years’ experience (well that is what it says on my CV).
25 February 2013
It is often said the real money is made by investors when they buy at the bottom of a market or sector, or buy into an asset when it is not widely understood or available.
17 February 2013
So personal finance is going to come onto the National Curriculum and be taught in schools.
01 February 2013
I had to smile when I heard from a product provider last week that some advisers are struggling with a few basic elements of RDR.
29 January 2013
How would you feel if you got the following letter from the organiser of a conference you meant to attend but did not get around to?
18 January 2013
It used to be said you could not win elections talking about pensions. In fact, I think I have said it once or twice in this column over the years.
11 January 2013
I really wanted to start the year in good heart, but sadly as the dark days of January grind on, I am finding it very hard to get enthusiastic.
Sheldon MacDonald, senior investment manager at Architas, looks at the prospects for global equities markets for the rest of 2013 and beyond.
Annabelle Williams talks to Fen Sung, manager of the Premier China Enterprise fund, about the stocks that could benefit from a relaxation of China’s one-child policy.
Although US equity markets have continued to reach new all-time highs this year, sentiment towards the prospect of a sustained US economic recovery has become more tentative in the past few weeks.
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