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Artemis European Growth Fund: “Cheap and churning out growth”

Macroeconomic matters are less significant for stockpickers, says fund manager Philip Wolstencroft. The companies in his portfolio are growing reliably and stand at a 20 per cent discount to the market.



VouchedFor launches national TV ads

Adviser introducer website VouchedFor is to launch its first TV advertising campaign next week. The series of adverts will run from April 18th on channels including National Geographic, Channel 4, Sky News and ITV3. They will focus on the current lack of retirement planning carried out by many people and the value to ordinary people […]


Providers refuse to reveal costs of transparency committees

Pension providers are refusing to disclose how much they are spending on new committees charged with boosting transparency and ensuring customers get value for money. New independent governance committees are publishing their first reports into pension products offered by insurers. However, none of the firms Money Marketing spoke to would reveal how much they are […]


Freedom failure: Has Osborne’s pension revolution lost its way?

The unresolved issue of insistent clients, providers frustrated by technical problems and a lack of customer data means the Government’s pension revolution has not been covered in glory. The first anniversary of the launch of George Osborne’s ground-breaking liberalisation of the pension systems finds the industry grappling with more questions than answers. New figures show […]


Sean McSweeney: End of auto-enrol commission bigger than RDR

The end of pension commission has arrived and the world for corporate advisers has fundamentally changed forever. This will have a more profound effect on corporate advisers than RDR or sunset clause has on their private wealth peers. Acting as a “broker” to distribute other people’s products is not a sustainable business model. Corporate advisers […]


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