Aegon acquires Cofunds

August 15th, 2016, by Martyn Torevell

On 11 August Aegon announced that they had agreed to purchase the Cofunds administration platform from Legal & General in a £140 million deal. The news was not unexpected and we have been aware of the general discussions taking place… Read More…

Market Monitor – July 2016

August 11th, 2016, by Georgina Ogilvie-Jones

Global equities rose in July, mainly due to increased expectations of further global monetary stimulus as opposed to any improvement in fundamental data. We remain cautious and expect markets to be unsettled in the months ahead. This is despite the… Read More…

Economic Commentary – July 2016

August 2nd, 2016, by Georgina Ogilvie-Jones

The FTSE 100 is now at 6,693, having started the month of July at 6,577 and started the year at 6,242. Initial market reaction to the UK’s vote to leave the EU was negative but very short-lived as stocks and… Read More…

The Outlook for Dividends

August 2nd, 2016, by Georgina Ogilvie-Jones

Capita have just published their latest quarterly UK Dividend Monitor report revealing that UK dividends rose to a quarterly record of £28.8 billion in Q2 2016. Currency translation effects have had a significant impact for multinational companies as Sterling has… Read More…