Investment managers see opportunity and risk in May’s resignation

Theresa May’s announcement from earlier today that she will step down as prime minister on Friday 7 June brought a new direction to deadlocked British political scene. Yet figures from the investment management sector say her resignation does not spell the end of uncertainty, which has been holding back investment decisions. Hermes Investment Management chief […]

Tackling retirement saving among Generation X

The FCA’s Intergenerational Differences paper highlights the difficulties that people in their late 30s to early 50s face in saving for retirement. How can the industry improve their prospects? Grouping people according to age, gender, marital status and how wealthy they are is something product providers and advice firms do to tailor their services to […]

Clive Waller: Building relationships with experts

Please stay with me for a moment while I discuss dentists. I have been in Petersfield for 30 years. Every dentist has told me my gums are bad, but they can cure the problem. My super Russian dentist was the first and, after a few months, all was well. For 20 years, that is, until […]

Croydon (the sequel) and hitting the Headlines: The Wellesley Grove Journal

A weekly account of the curious goings-on in the world of financial services Croydon (the sequel)You are currently reading the second edition of Money Marketing to be produced from our shiny new base in Wellesley Grove, Croydon. The teething troubles of any office move, you will be relieved to know, are now well and truly […]

MPs to question British Steel owners after collapse

MPs are set to call in British Steel’s former owners to ask questions about the firm’s collapse. British Steel, the second largest producer in the UK, officially fell into administration this week, putting thousands of jobs at risk. Private equity firm Greybull Capital bought the debt-laden business off Tata Steel for just £1 in 2016, […]

Phil Wickenden: Going technical in the protection market

A few weeks ago, I was bold/stupid enough to suggest that as an industry we can be too eager to dive into the technical nitty gritty and gloss over some of the simple but important bits – understanding the stuff people like and want, then delivering said stuff in a way that floats their boat. […]