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The South leads the charge as rents exceed record £1,000 and London rents rise 7.76%

- National average advertised rent exceeds £1,000 per month - Scotland crowned ‘King of the North’ with advertised rents hitting a record £737 per month - Advertised rents increase £70 in Greater London in Q2 This is the first quarter that the average advertised rent for Great Britain has exceeded £1,000, having increased by 2.46% compared to the […]

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Sackers: Industry will struggle to meet guidance guarantee requirements for April 2015

Claire van Rees, associate director at Sackers, says: “The government’s consultation response puts some additional flesh on the bones of its proposed Budget flexibilities, but there is still a lot of detailed work to be done in a short space of time.” Guidance guarantee “The government has sensibly stepped back from the “face to face” […]

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Depositary Receipt Capital Raisings More Than Double in H1, says BNY Mellon

41 capital raising transactions bring in over $9.1 billion, up from $3.6 billion mid-2013 China and Asia-Pacific-based firms dominate IPO activity Most new DR programs created since 2011; trading value jumps 15.5% year-on-year International companies continue to turn to U.S. stock exchanges to connect with American investors for their initial public offerings and subsequent capital […]

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TCC warns consumers to be vigilant following treasury guidance guarantee announcement

Ian Stott, client services director at The Consulting Consortium, warns consumers to be vigilant following treasury guidance guarantee announcement “This announcement is good news for consumers who will benefit from receiving ‘free’ guidance from a regulated source, but at what cost? The financial burden of providing this ‘free’ guidance falls on the industry, with regulated […]

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BNY Mellon receives AIFMD authorisation from the UK Financial Conduct Authority

BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, has confirmed it has received formal approval from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to provide trustee and depositary services to alternative investment funds (AIFs) under the Alternative Investment Fund Manager Directive (AIFMD). Following the approval by the FCA of its Variation of Permissions […]

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Eric Moore and Gervais Williams to manage the PSigma Income Fund as Bill Mott announces plan to retire at the end of 2014

Miton has announced that fund manager Bill Mott is to retire from the group and the fund management industry. Current co-manager, Eric Moore will become the lead fund manager on the PSigma Income Fund alongside co-manager Gervais Williams. Bill, who co-manages the PSigma Income Fund together with Eric Moore and Gervais Williams, will step down […]

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Ian Pittaway elected chairman of the APPT

Ian Pittaway, senior partner of Sacker & Partners LLP, was elected as chairman of the Association of Professional Pension Trustees (APPT) at its AGM on Tuesday, 15 July 2014. The APPT is a membership body which promotes the role of professional trustees and encourages best practice.  In addition to Ian, the Council members of the […]

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TT Club Supports Supply Chain Learning Initiative

The TT Club, the leading international transport, freight and logistics insurance provider, has announced its support for a unique learning initiative – Business on the Move. The educational tool takes the form of a board game which is designed to be played at varying levels of complexity. Consequently, it is suitable for primary and secondary school […]

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Sackers promotes five lawyers

Sackers, the UK’s leading commercial law firm for pension scheme trustees and employers, has promoted Ralph McClelland to associate director and Anna Copestake, Tom Jackman, Ferdinand Lovett and James Bingham to senior associate. The promotions take effect on 1 August 2014. Ralph McClelland is a senior pensions lawyer who advises trustee, employer and provider clients […]

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Walker Crips expands team with two new hires from Barclays Wealth

Walker Crips expands team with two new hires from Barclays Wealth Walker Crips, the integrated Investment and Wealth Management group, has strengthened its investment arm with the hire of Steven Moss and Mark Entwistle as Stockbrokers. Steven was previously at Barclays and has more than 20 years financial services experience. He began his career in […]

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