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Comment: MMR causes hold-ups for conveyancing

Beth Rudolf, Managing Director of DC Law, the conveyancing arm of Move With Us, comments on how the Mortgage Market Review (MMR) is causing hold-ups for conveyancing: “While lenders update their systems and train their staff to reflect the new MMR requirements, its conveyancers who are experiencing significant delays in processing mortgage offers and this […]

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Charities must take “vital steps” to prepare for compulsory pensions

Speaking at the Trustee Investment Conference, Ferdinand Lovett, associate at law firm Sackers, is urging charities to keep one step ahead of the new workplace pensions regime to ensure the transition to auto-enrolment is as smooth as possible: “Charities may find the deadline for fulfilling their pensions auto-enrolment obligations pressing down on them over the […]

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Asoka Wohrmann, DeAWM: CIO view on China’s Metamorphosis

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s Co-Chief Investment Officer Asoka Wöhrmann expresses his latest views in the April issue of the new CIO. His nine positions are: We forecast solid global growth in 2014: 3.7% The Eurozone economy is likely to gain momentum: 0.9% (2014) The Euro Stoxx 50 is likely to rise. Our 12-month prediction: […]

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TCC responds to FCA’s thematic review into adviser charging

Ian Stott, Client Services Director at The Consulting Consortium, warns that failure to adhere to simple transparency requirements could uncover cultural issues within firms: “The regulator expects firms to be 100% transparent in their service, costs and service delivery. If firms are still not getting this simple element correct, the regulator may see this as an […]

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City Financial appoints Mark Pearson as Marketing Director

City Financial, the rapidly growing independent asset management business has appointed Mark Pearson as Marketing Director. Pearson will lead the development and implementation of City Financial’s marketing strategy for the growing propositions within the business. He brings with him extensive experience in developing and marketing asset management, adviser and customer solutions. Pearson was previously head […]

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Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services launches syndicated loan administration solution

Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services, a leading global asset administrator and part of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group; the fifth largest bank in the world with $2.4 trillion in assets is launching a comprehensive loan asset servicing offering. Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services will provide an extensive suite of services for effective administration of syndicated loan portfolios using […]

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Sackers comments on news that Bridge Trustees retrospection will be limited

Zoe Lynch, a partner at Sackers who sat on the Industry Working Group on Bridge Trustees, says: “It is great news that the retrospection on Bridge Trustees will be limited. Clients and other contacts in the industry have been very worried about how to process the transitions, especially with all the other pensions changes going […]

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Broadgate Mainland re-appointed by University of Westminster

Broadgate Mainland has been re-appointed to manage public relations for the University of Westminster with an expanded brief which includes Westminster Business School. Broadgate Mainland started working with the University of Westminster in 2010 and was re-appointed as a result of a competitive tender process. Broadgate Mainland will continue to manage the University’s external relations […]

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City Financial announces new partnership with Scopic Research

City Financial, the rapidly expanding independent fund manager, and Scopic Research, the leading multi-manager research consultancy, announce a partnership to deliver multi-manager research via The Adviser Centre. Launching at the end of April, The Adviser Centre will be a free-to-air, web-based service providing independent fund research and consultancy services to financial advisers. The availability of […]

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Swiss & Global Asset Management launches JB Emerging Markets Opportunities Bond Fund

Invests in hard-currency and local emerging-markets bonds Country and bond selection based on fundamental analysis Lead manager is Enzo Puntillo, Head / CIO Fixed Income Emerging Markets Swiss & Global Asset Management is expanding its family of emerging-markets bond funds with the launch of the JB Emerging Markets Opportunities Bond Fund. The new fund offers […]

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