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Jason Broomer: How do you solve a problem like Trump?

The president’s posturing, bullying and sharp business practice is leading the US economy to the rocks It is galling to watch President Trump’s vain posturing as he parades around the world. His tax cuts have been a good thing for the stockmarket, although they are now wholly reflected in prices. The improbable device of soaking […]

Jupiter hit by £1.3bn outflows

Jupiter Fund Management has seen a total £1.3bn of net outflows in the first three months of this year, according to its trading update this morning. The group attributes the majority of outflows to its fixed income strategies, which saw £1.1bn leaving the funds. However, in its yearly results published in February, the asset manager […]

Fund pickers cut Aberdeen Standard Investments from portfolios

Fund selectors are reassessing or excluding Aberdeen Standard Investments funds in their portfolios, as questions remain around how the investment teams will pan out post-merger. Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management completed their £11bn mega-merger in August. At that time there were around 168 funds from the groups in the Investment Association sectors to be […]

Canada Life welcomes HMRC’s DOTAS legislation

“HMRC’s tax guidance provides welcome clarity around the use of mainstream estate planning solutions, such as flexible reversionary trusts,” says Sean Christian, MD & Executive Director – International Businesses, Canada Life International. Sean Christian said: “The new Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Schemes (DOTAS) legislation enables HMRC to crackdown on aggressive tax avoidance schemes, while the […]

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