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Artemis Income’s Adrian Frost: On economics, politics – and his philosophy

The manager of the Artemis Income Fund talks about where – and how – he has found his “two or three” good ideas in 2015, and gives his outlook for dividends in the future.


Peter Izard: There will still be a market for foreign currency loans post-MCD

Before the MCD arrives in March, it’s worth getting your head around the regulations governing foreign currency mortgages As the deadline for the implementation of the EU Mortgage Credit Directive looms ever closer, it has become apparent to me that there is still a degree of misunderstanding about foreign currency mortgages. In days gone by, […]


David Tweedy and Guy Batchelor to launch new lender

David Tweedy and Guy Batchelor have reunited and are planning to bring a new lender to market called Belmont Green Finance. Tweedy, who was market relations director at Target until October, is Belmont’s chief executive and Batchelor, who left Countrywide last year, is the firm’s sales and marketing director. Tweedy and Batchelor worked with one […]

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Precise Mortgages up for sale

Precise Mortgages is seeking a new backer to fuel its growth ambitions, Mortgage Strategy understands. The lender appointed Deloitte in the summer to tout out potential buyers, although it is understood the information memorandum will be sent to firms in the coming days. The sale includes all companies under the Charter Court Financial Services umbrella, […]

Mortgage Mole: Running men

With the over-indulgence of Christmas a fading memory, Mole was impressed to hear that a group of industry insiders have already pledged to run the 2016 London Marathon. Investec Private Bank’s Peter Izard, Brightstar Financial’s Jeff List, Front Events’ James Prosser and Barcadia Media’s James Lucas are running to raise money for WellChild, a charity […]

The return of inflation

Alex Ralph, manager of the Artemis High Income Fund, sees further pressure on government bonds as inflationary pressures build on both sides of the Atlantic.


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