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Andrew Herberts, head of private investment management, Thomas Miller Investment comments on the ECB and the need for QE

“David Cameron’s recent intervention, while politically inspired, highlighted the fragility of the global recovery.  Thus the Eurozone cannot hope to be bailed out by the rest of the world’s strength and must look to itself. As the largest and most influential economy in the Eurozone, German growth and attitudes to monetary policy have a huge […]

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UK Defence Club announces 0% general increase and decreased premiums for members

The UK Defence Club, the leading provider of FD&D (legal costs) insurance to the maritime industry, today announces a 0% general increase in premiums for the 2015 policy year and rewards to members through the launch of a Continuity Credits loyalty scheme.  Members who have been with the mutual for a minimum of one year […]

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St James’s Place Women in Business Initiative Event: “Gender is irrelevant in financial services”

Wealth manager St. James’s Place held their second annual event ‘Mind the Gap’ on Thursday 13 November, hosted by Baroness Patience Wheatcroft, to discuss gender equality in pay and how a career in financial services can help address this issue. St. James’s Place, through the St. James’s Place Academy, believes that changing career to enter […]

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Introduction of progressive Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) instead of the proposed mansion tax would be a fairer move for the Chancellor in his upcoming Autumn Statement, says Stephen Hemmings, director at Menzies LLP:

“The Chancellor should consider including proposals for a progressive Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) rate system to replace the proposed mansion tax. It would be good to see the introduction of a hybrid SDLT system with progressive rates up to £2 million and the highest charge for properties above £2 million. This would be fairer […]

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Best European equity income opportunities to be found outside the Eurozone – analysis from Euromoney Indices

Three of the top five yielding equity markets in Europe are outside the Eurozone, according to the Euromoney EMIX Europe Index, a new benchmark index that represents large and small companies in Europe (inc. UK). Norway tops the rankings with an impressive dividend yield of 4.82%, the UK ranks third yielding 3.85% and Sweden takes […]

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Chancellor should align NIC and income tax in his upcoming Autumn Statement, urges Simon Massey, partner at Menzies LLP:

“The Government should get off the fence about aligning national insurance contributions and income tax. In the 2011 Budget, George Osborne said he wanted to start a discussion on ways to merge the two taxes, but there has been no activity since then. “The most obvious obstacle is the impact on people not in employment, […]

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GAM: Structural changes in catastrophe insurance are driving record growth of the cat bond market

Market and regulatory stresses are causing catastrophe insurers to partner with capital markets to finance risks such as earthquakes and hurricanes The cat bond market is on course for another record growth year Cat bonds continue to offer investors attractive yields and an opportunity to diversify away from broader market risks The GAM Star Cat Bond […]

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Walker Crips grows York office with the appointment of Matt Ennion

Walker Crips, the integrated Investment and Wealth Management group, has strengthened its investment arm with the appointment of Matt Ennion as Investment Director in its York office. Matt joins from Towry, who acquired the financial management arm of Baker Tilly in June where Matt previously worked as Investment Director. Prior to this, Matt worked at […]

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Pershing launches Self Invested Personal Pension for Wealth Management and Adviser clients

Pershing, a BNY Mellon company, today announced its launch of a Self Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) solution for its wealth management and financial adviser clients. By choosing the SIPP solution wealth managers and advisers will benefit from full integration within NexusComplete, Pershing’s next generation online platform for account management, order execution and portfolio management. The […]

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Walker Crips grows York office with the appointment of Matt Ennion

Walker Crips, the integrated Investment and Wealth Management group, has strengthened its investment arm with the appointment of Matt Ennion as Investment Director in its York office. Matt joins from Towry, who acquired the financial management arm of Baker Tilly in June where Matt previously worked as Investment Director. Prior to this, Matt worked at […]

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