24 October 2014 – The Times

          Henry Sherwood, managing director of the property search specialists The Buying Agents, says this combination of factors means that now is the time to negotiate discounts with developers selling off-plan. “Increased media attention on the …


Financial Adviser – 8th October 2014

Mr Okell said: “With several of the top 20 platforms investing heavily in new technology this year, and several more price cuts working their way through the system already, we do not expect this overall profit trend to change much …


Investment Adviser – 6th October 2014

There are many similarities between a multi-asset open-ended fund that invests using other Oeics and a model portfolio that uses similar underlying holdings. . In both cases the investment manager will have the discretion to buy and sell holdings in …


Financial Adviser – 2nd October 2014

“More than 60 per cent of advisers will increase the level of investment management that they outsource once the pension changes kick in. According to a poll of attendees at Wellian Investment Solutions’ recent symposium, the effect of the changing …



The Sunday Times – 7th September 2014

Agents report that more deals are falling through, as buyers start to question the amount they are paying — which is having a knock-on impact throughout the property chain. There is some good news for buyers, though. “The days of …


The Sunday Times – 10th August 2014

Pioneering the charge to the new hotspots are family offices: those money managers in pinstripe suits who handle the wealth of the Rothschilds and Goldsmiths of this world. “They tend to be more agile than large property funds, and also …


The Times – 11th April 2014

If you have not yet heard of “gazovering” or “gazedging”, you may soon do so. These unlovely words have evolved from the lack of properties for sale, which is the complaint of almost every estate agent. This situation favours sellers, …