The Conservatives will introduce a five-year “tax lock” on income tax, VAT and national insurance if they win the general election. Prime minister David Cameron is to pledge legislation within 100 days of assuming office to ensure the taxes do not rise in the next Parliament, the BBC reports. Cameron will say: “This is the clearest choice […]
Sales in Prudential’s UK business are up 8 per cent year-on-year as bonds, personal pensions and drawdown products offset the loss of annuities, the firm’s quarterly results show. UK retail sales, on an annual premium equivalent basis, hit £169m in the three months to March, compared to £157m to the same quarter last year, a […]
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Royal London Asset Management has unveiled an Enhanced Cash Plus fund to complement its £1bn Cash Plus fund. The new fund, which launches today, has a similar investment approach to the existing Cash Plus fund, aiming to preserve capital while providing income and capital growth in excess of money market rates, but with the potential […]
Creating investment portfolios for clients is a key role for advisers. The choice between active and passive investment strategies is at the heart of this role. Ankul Daga, senior investment strategist at Vanguard, explains a framework for blending active and passive that can help you and your clients. Read more about the active/passive framework, as […]
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