We at Ranfurly are pleased to announce that we are offering two brand new investment options for new and existing members. The Sterling Growth Fund and the New Zealand Dollar Balanced Fund are replacing the Sterling Dollar Fund and the Australian Dollar Cash Fund. These funds have been available to members to invest from the 28th December 2018.Read More
Baillie Gifford has joined other asset managers by voicing their concerns about quarterly reporting, calling for a more long-term focus on financial performance.
Financial News revealed the winners of their 17th annual Asset Management Awards Europe. The awards were to celebrate the successes and innovation in the institutional sector in 2018.
Bailie Gifford, for the second year in a row, took out the coveted Equity Manager of the Year award. Under its management, Baillie Gifford’s funds grew by 12% to £177.6bn during 2018.
For the second year in a row, Baillie Gifford has won the top prize at the FT Advisor’s Investment 100 Club, after being named the winner of the Large Investment Group category.
This is notable as Baillie Gifford is the Ranfurly Superannuation Schemes underlying investment manager.Read More
Around 4,700 qualifying recognised overseas pension scheme (QROPS) transfers were carried out during 2017/18. Of these, only 30 transfers were required to pay the 25% Overseas Transfer Charge (OTC) that was introduced in March of 2017. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs had predicted £65 million in tax revenue from the tax, however, only £1.4 million has been raised since the enactment of the charge.Read More
The Law Commission has recently proposed a programme of reforms that would allow Britain to remain competitive globally in the increasingly likely event that Britain will leave the European Union. One area of focus has been the integration of electronic signatures in the signing of documents.Read More
With the recent confirmation by a number of UK advisory firms that they will not be giving advice to clients looking to transfer out if their pension schemes, it is recommended that those considering transferring out of their UK defined pension scheme do so sooner rather than later.Read More
Baillie Gifford is the Ranfurly Superannuation Schemes underlying investment manager. Read what Client Services Director, Stuart Dunbar has to say about the current state of investing in his thought piece.Read More
With Brexit negotiations having resumed in the past few weeks, fears of a ‘hard exit’ have ignited. A ‘hard’ Brexit is the option favoured by those strongly supporting Brexit. Likely resulting in the UK giving up full access to the single market and significantly tightening immigration.Read More
Following Brexit, and amidst resulting changes in UK pension legislation, an increasing number of Britons are looking to leave the UK and looking to take their pension with them.Read More
Changes in Defined Benefit Pension Scheme Transfer Advice:
What You Need To Know.
There are three main types of investments that tend to provide a return in the medium to long-term, with these investments being stocks, bonds and property. We will briefly describe and explain the types of investments, and how Fund Manager’s utilise each investment type to construct and maintain well diversified portfolios.Read More
The financial world is a maze of jargon that investors and savers must cut a path through to find the information they want. Here is a guide to some of the more common financial phrases, used in both NZ and the UK, that you may need to know to help you understand pensions.Read More