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Are advisers getting the best value from DFMs?

With rising costs and an increasingly tough regulatory market more advisers are looking to outsource their investment proposition, with many leaning towards discretionary fund managers. But while the number of advisers using DFMs is on the up, overall satisfaction with them has dipped. According to a recent survey by financial information firm Defaqto, 74 per […]

Is default drawdown a realistic proposition?

Default models have proved successful for accumulation but can the same be said for drawdown? When an idea works, it is natural to see if it can successfully be applied to something else. So it should come as no surprise that MPs are calling for default decumulation options to emulate the success auto-enrolment has had […]

Pensions minister faces call for universal pension scheme

Pensions minister Guy Opperman has said auto-enrolment and the increased state pension could help minimise the future costs of workplace pension schemes. In a House of Commons debate yesterday, Opperman was faced with several questions about pension schemes’ fees and charges from Labour MP Kelvin Hopkins. Hopkins put to Opperman that all private pension schemes – […]

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