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Mark Mobius: Celebrating 50 years of ASEAN

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. The regional cooperative was established in 1967, with Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore as founding members. Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Cambodia later joined. Back in 1967, the region was filled with strife, and the association was established to help […]

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More than £14bn accessed through pension freedoms

Savers have accessed £14.2bn through pension freedoms since the reforms were launched in April 2015, according to data from HM Revenue and Customs. Nearly 200,000 people took payments from their pension totalling £1.59bn in the third quarter of this year. The total payments increased from £1.54bn in the same period in 2016 when 158,000 people […]

UK Small Cap

Henry Lowson looks back over the past decade investing in UK smaller companies, exploring the misconception that the sector offers exposure to the UK domestic market only. He also offers his outlook for the sector and points to how an approach that seeks to exploit inefficiencies could be beneficial. Read more here Past performance is […]

Providers must pass the personality test

When examining the impact of brand, advisers have a far higher propensity to do business with providers and platforms they regard as “warm and personable”. There is no point in dismissing this as fluffy bunny nonsense; hard data from our Adviser Influence Guide has uncovered the influence of personality on adviser behaviour. From a brand […]

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