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Adviser recruitment trends: who’s hiring who?

A detailed look at the firms driving job creation and the most sought-after roles Advice firms are on the hunt for recruits, with 65 per cent aiming to add to their staff within the next 12 months, according to our latest research. Our Adviser Market: Size and Structure report also found that nearly nine out […]

Andrew Tully: FCA data exposes worrying pension withdrawal rates

Average drawdown withdrawal rates have reached a level unlikely to be sustainable through retirement The FCA recently published new retirement income market data showing how consumers are using the pension freedoms. My initial reaction after reading the document was one of frustration, as the information only gives part of the overall picture. Providing some additional […]

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Infrastructure investment: opportunities and challenges

Michael Howard, Head of Alternative Investments at Prudential Portfolio Management Group (PPMG), discusses the opportunities presented by infrastructure investment. Infrastructure investment has gained in popularity over recent decades as more investors have sought diversification, stable long-term income streams and an element of inflation protection. Infrastructure is extremely diverse but in essence refers to assets that […]

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