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Anthony Rayner comments on concerns about the “new monetary regime” where central banks are in charge

Last week David talked about US dollar strength and highlighted potential implications for certain asset classes. The wider context for these recent currency moves is the “new monetary regime”, something we have talked about frequently over the last few years. Essentially, since the Great Financial Crisis (GFC), we have been in a world where central […]

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Equifax selected as consumer data provider for Metro Bank

Equifax, the consumer and business insights expert, has expanded its relationship with Metro Bank, having been chosen as its consumer data partner. Metro Bank will use Equifax data to help assess its consumer credit applications and complete creditworthiness and affordability checks to help facilitate informed and responsible lending decisions. Britain’s first new high street bank […]

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The real work for Local Pension Boards is only just beginning, says William Bourne, director, City Noble

“The real work for Local Pension Boards (LPBs) will begin after 1 April by when public sector schemes should have their LPBs in place. “Most Schemes are now well on their way to establishing and populating their LPBs but there is a clear split between those who are doing the minimum amount to comply with […]

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Luxury retains its lustre as Baselworld 2015 kicks off in style

19 March 2015 Comment from Scilla Huang Sun and Andrea Gerst, co-managers of the JB Luxury Brands fund at Swiss & Global Asset Management “The start of Baselworld, the international watch and jewellery show, comes at a turning point in the luxury industry, as the sector puts a challenging year behind it. We expect to […]

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BNY Mellon Automates Loan Documentation Process for Investment Managers

News Release 20 March 2015 NEW YORK, March 16, 2015 – BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, is introducing a service that enables investment managers trading bank loans to automatically transmit loan trade documents to BNY Mellon through secure online channels. The service, which is scheduled to launch in early […]

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Gavin Moffatt, taxation and pensions expert, at City Noble, the Investment and pensions advisers, comments on some hidden stories within yesterday’s Budget:

The rise in personal income tax allowance could hit part-time workers’ pensions “While the increase in income tax personal allowance is generally good news, it could affect tax relief given to low earners paying into an occupational pension scheme. Such employees get relief by having their contributions deducted before their income tax liability is calculated. […]

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Alan Grant, Appointed Non-Executive Director

News release 19 March 2015 Thomas Miller, a leading international provider of insurance, professional and investment services, is pleased to announce today the appointment of Alan Grant as non-executive director, Thomas Miller Holdings Ltd. Alan, a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute has served on several London market Committees and is Deputy Chairman of DUAL International. […]

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FCA Business Plan Predictions: Due Diligence and Shift in Focus – forecasts TCC

As the waiting game begins for the FCA’s new business plan, Jason Wintie, director of compliance at The Consulting Consortium, predicts a shift in focus from the regulator: “IFAs due diligence process is likely to be a key area of scrutiny for the FCA in the year ahead as the regulator hones in on areas […]

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Comgest wins Morningstar Manager of the Year award

London, 20 March 2015 Wojciech Stanislawski, portfolio manager at Comgest, the independent, international asset management group, was last night named “Global Equity Fund Manager of the Year” at the Morningstar European Fund Manager of the Year Awards 2015. The awards took place at Morningstar’s Institutional Conference in Amsterdam. Last week, Comgest was also awarded “Best […]

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Bond markets and currencies are now on a different path worldwide

- comment from David Jane, manager of Miton’s Multi Asset funds Expect the trend of a strong dollar/weak Euro to persist for some time Attractive prospects in equities in the Eurozone, particularly the mid-sized beneficiaries of a weak Euro Little value in buying Eurozone government bonds We have moved equity exposure to a strong domestic […]

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