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A step closer to pan-European pension

The European Court of Justice has ruled that tax breaks for pensions should apply across borders, in a judgment seen as another step towards a pan-European pension. German Rolf Danner living in Finland successfully argued that his German contributions should benefit from the same tax-breaks as if they had been paid into a scheme in Finland.

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Probe into pension policy

The Treasury select committee intends to conduct a hearing into Government pension policy following the publication of the much anticipated Green Paper in the autumn.Labour committee chairman John McFall said at the conference that it plans to look into the issue of pensions some time in the next Parliamentary session. Details about the remit of […]

JPMorgan shuffles team

JPMorgan Fleming is restructuring its European equities team of 40 after former head of European equities Andrew Spencer was appointed chief investment officer of JPMorgan Funds&#39 retail business in the US.Spencer will take up his new position in December. William Meadon, who has managed segregated funds for the European equities team over the past seven […]

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