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China shares plunge 6% amid capital outflow concerns

The Chinese stockmarket has been hit by a steep loss of 6.4 per cent as large equity outflows and oil price falls continue to worry investors. The benchmark Shanghai Composite ended 6.42 per cent at 2,749.79, its lowest point since early December 2014 and the biggest one-day drop since the 7 per cent fall on 7 […]

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TPAS appoints Nest exec as chairman

The Department for Work and Pensions has appointed Museji Ahmed Takolia as chair of The Pensions Advisory Service. Takolia, who will serve a four-year term and replaces Geoff Shanks, is also chair of Government auto-enrolment scheme Nest’s member panel. TPAS provides pensions guidance over the phone and also delivers the Pension Wise service. Pensions minister Ros […]

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Jupiter inflows held back by loss of segregated mandate

Jupiter Fund Management secured £496m in new fund inflows in Q4 2015 but was held back by the loss of a segregated mandate worth £57m. In a trading update published today, the fund manager revealed cumulative net mutual fund flows of £2.1bn over 2015, driven by £549m of inflows in the last quarter. Assets under […]

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Platform investment trust sales rise 55%

Sales of investment trusts on platforms rose by 55 per cent in the first three quarters of 2015, compared to the same period a year earlier. Data from the Association of Investment Companies found that sales of investment trusts rose to £549m, up on the same period in 2014 when sales were £355.2m. Sales for Q3 last year were […]

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A tailored approach to protection

By Ian Smart, Product Architect, Royal London In an ideal world, clients would be able to afford as much protection cover as they wanted, but few would describe current times as anything approaching ideal. But this doesn’t mean that they have to indulge in an either/or decision that results in missing out on some essential […]

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