EQ Investors, the boutique wealth manager led by Bestinvest founder John Spiers, has launched an investment service for high-net-worth individuals, companies and charities with over £750,000 to invest.
The introduction of ‘safe harbour' legislation for financial advisers would be a welcome step towards rebalancing liability between advisers and clients, according to one stakeholder, after the government announced a major review looking at how advice could work better for consumers.
Standard Life Investments' Global Absolute Return Strategies fund has suffered its first quarterly loss since mid-2013 in the three months to 30 June after it was caught up in the market volatility seen in the second quarter.
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