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APCIM warns threat to execution only not removed

Despite an EU vote to preserve execution only share trading this
week the Association of Private Client Investment Managers warns
the threat has not been removed.
APCIMS Chief Executive Angela Knight says: “It will still be six months
and several votes before these issues are resolved. The fat lady
hasn&#39t sung yet; this is just the overture to Act Two.”


Artemis – Multi-Manager UK Equity Income Fund

Type: Unit trust fund of funds Aim: Income and growth by investing in a portfolio of UK funds Minimum investment: Lump sum £1,000 Investment split: DWS UK equity income 14.3%, Liontrust first income 13.8%, Artemis income 13.4%, Perpetual income 13.4%, Newton higher income 13.3%, Rathbone income 12.1%, Credit Suisse income 9.4%, Invesco Perpetual income and […]

FSA criticised over annuities policy

The Financial Services Authority has been accused of failing to encourage more people to shop around for better annuity rates. Figures from the association of British Insurers show more people this year bought annuities from their existing provider than they did last year. However the FSA set up rules last year requiring pension providers to […]

A consumer&#39s view

Another disaster is looming and, unless IFAs move fast to advise clients, they could be in trouble. Just at the worst possible time, investors are pouring into corporate bond unit trusts at nearly double the rate of five years ago.As any good adviser knows, you buy bonds – including corporate bonds and gilts – when […]

Regulator relents over investment trust rules

The FSA has watered down its proposed rules for investment trusts after facing stiff industry opposition to its consultation paper on changes to listing rules.In January, the regulator said it planned to overhaul existing rules and impose harsh restrictions on ITs in an effort to ensure that a “magic circle” of providers does not develop. […]

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Guide: how to… audit your auto-enrolment scheme compliance

As the Pensions Regulator starts to bare its teeth and the changes mentioned in the Budget and Queen’s Speech start to come into force, it is essential that you understand your scheme and the processes you need to undertake to ensure it remains compliant. Our second re-enrolment guide looks at how to audit the key areas of your auto-enrolment scheme.


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