Phil Wickenden: The instant gratification of tax minimisation

The demand for instant results is seeping into every corner of our lives, making us far less patient. But that is good news for tax planning. Or it should be. The Pew Research Centre has described the dangers of hyperconnected lives with what sounds like a prescription drug warning: “Negative effects include a need for […]


Tenet among first advice firms to reveal gender pay gap data

Adviser network Tenet has released its gender pay statistics as part of the Government’s push for better transparency. According to information on the Government’s gender pay gap reporting website, for 2017 to 2018, female employees at Tenet were paid a mean hourly rate that was 28 per cent lower than males and a median hourly […]

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FCA financial advice director Woodall steps down

FCA director of life insurance and financial advice Linda Woodall has stepped down from the regulator. The FCA has confirmed to Money Marketing that Woodall left over the Christmas period. The regulator understands she intends to retire. A replacement has yet to be appointed. Woodall took responsibility for supervising advisers and pension providers in September […]


European value’s revival in 10 charts

By Rob Burnett, head of European Equities, Neptune Value strategies have historically outperformed their growth counterparts, yet have suffered amid adverse market conditions in recent years. While value’s outperformance has returned, few funds are positioned for it. What’s behind value’s recent resurgence and will it last? View charts here Important information Investment risks Neptune funds […]


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