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Ailo picks Kennett as chairman

The Association of International Life Offices has appointed Royal London 360 head of investments Mark Kennett as chairman.


Firms in call to axe lifetime allowance

Pension experts are lobbying for the removal of the lifetime pension saving allowance as part of the Treasury’s higher-rate tax reforms. The key proposals, announ-ced last week, include an ann-ual allowance of £50,000 and a reduction in the lifetime allow-ance to £1.5m. Standard Life head of pensions policy John Lawson says officials listened to industry […]

Bearing up

I first covered Jupiter absolute return fund when it was launched last December. At the time, I was quite glowing, so it is only fair to provide an explanation of its relatively poor performance since. It launched to great fanfare and has attracted in excess of £600m, so for Philip Gibbs it has certainly been […]


Contract killer

The option to contract out through certain defined contribution arrangements was introduced in 1988 and extended to stakeholder pensions in 2000. Such arrangements had to be able to meet the protected rights test, with the fund that relates to those rights identifiable from non-protected rights and the pension arising from them to follow a prescribed […]

ABI backs our savings campaign

The Association of British Insurers has backed Money Marketing’s Pave the Way to Save campaign in Parliament. Money Marketing recently launched the campaign which began with a call for the Government to give the Consumer Protection and Markets Authority a statutory objective to increase savings rates and protection levels. During a Treasury select committee evidence […]

Global energy: positioning for a recovery in the oil price Š

Richard Hulf explains how he and John Dodd have positioned the Artemis Global Energy Fund and where they are finding opportunities. Richard explains how he and John are changing the complexion of the fund to focus on the most efficient oil producers. As he tells journalist Alexis Xydias, in this environment of lower prices, he […]


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