Baring Asset Management is following Credit Suisse and Threadneedle and raising charges on three funds from 1.25 per cent to 1.5 per cent. The funds are the Japan growth trust, Korea trust and Eastern trust.
Scottish Life has produced a credit card sized leaflet summarising the essential facts on A day for advisers.The guide covers the 10 main areas in pensions legislation facing change at A day, including the statutory lifetime allowance, retirement and death benefits, protection and retirement annuity contracts.The leaflet, which is free, can be ordered through Scottish […]
A selection of banks and financial institutions might have received a rather surprising email from Lifesearch’s Kevin Carr recently. Carr sent out an email to numerous recipients across the industry, attach- ing a comparison table of product providers’ services. However, he probably should have checked his Wingdings before- hand, as his ticks and crosses came […]
As we hurtle towards the new year, it is worth remembering much of the so-called client-centricity discussed is, in fact, little more than process that will not determine whether you win, lose or draw. Sure, a process needs to be reliable, cost-efficient and to point the right service at the right people. But it is […]
The Association of Member Nominated Trustees and the UK Sustainable Investment Association have urged pension funds to keep an eye on whether their investment consultants’ sustainable investment advice lives up to the minimum service requirements under regulation. The AMNT and UKSIF says consultants should meet minimum requirements as soon as possible so as not to […]