The Association of British Insurers and The Pensions Advisory Service recently launched a collaborative social media campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of pension scams and provide some tips to help consumers protect their financial future. Ahead of the ABI pensions conference on the 25 February, Rob Yuille, manager for retirement policy at the ABI […]
At a time in which the developed world is on the precipice of a recession that “will be remembered in a hundred years”, several high-profile fund managers were recently stripped of their Alpha Manager status by FE for being too bearish. Hedge fund manager and founder of Odey Asset Management Crispin Odey recently issued a […]
The FCA is to investigate the investment and corporate banking markets over fears clients may not be receiving value for money. The regulator is also set to investigate competition in the asset management sector, with a probe likely to take place later this year. A previous wholesale sector review found limited clarity over price and […]
An age-old struggle to attract women into financial adviser roles means the demographic remain significantly underrepresented.
By Kunal Desai, Head of Indian Equities
With markets kept open on Saturday, finance minister Arun Jaitley delivered a promising budget focused on growth and decentralisation. While many complained about a six-day working week, there was much to be pleased about and the markets rallied in the afternoon to finish in the green.
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