Old Mutual Wealth could soon be a #4bn listed firm

  An 18% rise in funds under management has taken them to £24.7 billion, 14% of group platform assets. Growing interest in wealth management relative to flagging institutional opportunities persuaded a relative minnow Harwood Wealth to confirm its launch on …



What ex-Wellian chief Eric Clapton did next

It is hard for medium-size boutiques to survive in the current climate according to the former Wellian chief executive Eric Clapton, as the market structure weights the dice to the better capitalised. Clapton, who left Wellian last year, following its sale …



What lies ahead: the future for buy to let

Where’s best to invest? Simon Checkley, of Private Finance, says that it can be difficult to make things work in London. “This is because house prices are such that yields remain relatively low. This affects the amount of mortgage you can …


Mortgage in haste, repent for ever…

It’s not the house, it’s you: soaring property prices are pushing couples into joint ownership before they’re ready to commit to each other. Home reports on the often messy fallout Click here to read the full article, including comments from …


Builders at the bottom of the garden

Sorry, Nimbys, but your time is up — the back yard is becoming fair game for development. Thanks to the government’s relaxation of the planning laws, a growing number of people are finding ways to profit from their gardens. There are …