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UK millennials twice as likely to turn to parents for financial advice than to banks

58% of UK millennials say products are not targeted at them Globally, less than 1% want financial services providers to contact them via social media UK millennials are twice as likely to turn to their parents for financial advice (48%) than to the next most popular source of information, their bank (24%), according to new […]

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CJEU ruling to cause VAT headaches for FS firms

Moore Stephens has issued an urgent advisory to its clients following a surprising VAT ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). Any financial services businesses with a VAT group registration should urgently review their position following the ruling on Skatteverket v Skandia America Corp (USA) (Skandia), published on 17 September 2014 […]

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Sackers comments on pensions implications of Scotland ‘No’ vote

Ian Pittaway, Sackers’ senior partner, comments on the implications for pensions of Scotland voting ‘No’ to independence:  “After weeks of speculation on the vote, many people in the pensions industry will be crossing off one thing on their extensive to-do lists this morning. A no vote means that UK pension schemes won’t have to grapple […]

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David Jane, Manager of the CF Miton Special Situations Fund, comments on the Scottish referendum:

“The outcome of the Scottish Independence vote comes as a significant relief for markets, particularly given that the result is quite clearly in favour of No with a very high turnout.  This removes one huge cloud weighing on sterling and as anticipated it has rallied over the course of the last two days. While a […]

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Stark report vindicates the decision by the government – Ian Price, St James’s Place, comments on ONS Pensions statistics

Ian Price, Divisional Director Pensions and Consultancy, St James’s Place comments on new data from the Office of National Statistics that reveals almost half of all men and women in Great Britain do not have a private pension “This stark report vindicates the decision by the government to bring in Auto-enrolment as almost half of […]

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London rents increase by £500 a year

-       Renting in the Capital costs £41 per month more than last month –       All regions in the North of England experience drop in advertised rents –       Rents in Scotland rise by 9.12% in a yearly comparison Tenants in the Capital are paying almost £500 a year more if they rented in August compared to […]

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Swiss & Global AM:Emerging-market bonds regain their appeal

Comment from Enzo Puntillo, Head CIO Fixed Income and portfolio manager of the JB Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund Economic growth and trade balances of ‘Fragile Five’ improving The market has already adjusted ahead of imminent interest rate hike Emerging markets have recovered from last year’s correction and the market for emerging-market bonds is becoming increasingly […]

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Scotland to be given income tax powers regardless of referendum result

Scotland will be given the power to vary income tax rates regardless of referendum result, causing headaches for employers – comment from Tim Humphries, Senior Tax Manager at Menzies LLP: “Whether Scotland obtains independence or not, from 6 April 2016 the Scottish Government will be given the power to vary income tax rates. The Scottish […]

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Indus Capital launches super-institutional share class for Indus Select Asia Pacific Fund

Harrington Cooper, the fund distribution company, today announces the launch of a new super-institutional share class for the Indus Select Asia Pacific Fund. The discounted share class offers a reduced annual management fee of 0.85% and is available for investments of over USD 5 million or the equivalent GBP sum. The Indus Select Asia Pacific […]

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CME Clearing Europe goes live with BNY Mellon CSD

BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, has today announced CME Clearing Europe as the first external client of BNY Mellon CSD SA/NV, the company’s Belgium-based central securities depositary. CME Clearing Europe, CME Group’s European clearing house, settled its first securities transaction through BNY Mellon CSD in late August. Article 47.3 […]

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