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Advisers are yet to be wooed by passive investing

Advisers are avoiding putting all their eggs in the passives basket Few advisers have wholeheartedly taken on board the arguments for index-tracking and put all their eggs in the passives basket. Indeed, advisers are deeply split in their attitudes towards passive investing. There is no denying funds in passive investment vehicles have been on the […]

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Pensions minister urges providers to use e-signatures

The pension industry is changing rapidly, supported by this government’s development of the pension dashboard, the introduction of collective defined contribution pension schemes and a consultation on the regulation of defined benefit superfunds. We are unleashing innovation and opening up options for pension schemes members and employers. These reforms will bring the pension industry into the […]

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Hard Brexit could increase pension deficit by 37%

A hard Brexit scenario could see a £219bn increase in aggregate buy-out deficit of UK pension funds, fiduciary and risk management firm Cardano says. In the event of a no-deal Brexit, including the extent of any transitional arrangements, UK pension trustees and corporate scheme sponsors must be ready to “react to the consequences” they could […]

2018 in Review: Platforms take on the pressure

2018 saw mixed fortunes for the platform space, with a number of advised offerings launching successful IPOs, while others feeling the heat went through mergers or tough technology reboots. Here’s what the experts made of it all. Upgrade pain…again  Platforms’ dilemma is whether to stick with the old tech and fall behind with the whizzy […]