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Actuaries look at pensions problems

The launch of the Association of Consulting Actuaries&#39 annual review is being used to highlight the growth of the sector and problems with current pensions legislation.

The ACA says it now boasts over 1,300 from just 29 in 1951.

Chairman Mike Arnold says: “Unless and until some of the inconsistencies and contradictions with pensions policy can be resolved, employers will continue to be reluctant to embark on long term pensions planning in a way that led to the massive growth of occupational pension schemes some decades ago.”


Which? confused by WP stakeholder ringfence

With-profits funds under stakeholder have been dealt a further blow byWhich? after the consumer magazine voiced concerns over the lack of claritysurrounding how funds are ringfenced. The news comes ahead of a Which? report on stakeholder due in August. The report looks at fund choice from different life off-ices&#39 plans and atwhich office offers with-profits […]

Business is there if you work for it

I have just finished reading a recent copy of Money Marketing and with aless strong constitution would have jumped off a cliff at the volume ofdoom and gloom that apparently exists in our industry. As a director of a small City-based IFA practice, business has never beenbetter. Our joint turnover is growing month on month […]

CPD becomes CD

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Gartmore – Stable Growth Fund

Wednesday, 11 July 2001.Type: Unit trust.Aim: Growth by investing in zero dividend preference shares.Minimum investment: Lump sum £1,000, monthly £50. Isa lump sum £3,000, monthly £50. Pep transfers lump sum £3,000.Investment split: 100 per cent in zero dividend preference shares.Isa link: Yes.Pep transfers: Yes.Charges: Initial 1.5 per cent, annual 1.5 per cent.Commission: Initial 3 per […]

Leading Edge June – Investment panel debate

RLAM’s asset class specialists discuss some of the findings from the panel session at our recent Investment Conference. By Rob Williams, Head of Distribution Welcome to the latest edition of Leading Edge. It has been an eventful six months since the last e-zine. The European Central Bank announced ongoing stimulus measures, while the immigration crisis in Europe threw the […]


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