The Government is to introduce a compulsory levy to fund long-term care needs and has set up a commission to investigate funding.
Schroders is looking at introducing a clean fee share class for its funds on platforms.
Schroders has joined the growing number of multi-managers who have a positive view of Japan, but it is hedging its Japanese exposure back into sterling to reduce currency risk. The multi-manager team prefers overseas equities to UK equities but includes UK equities as part of a diversified approach. Even its UK equity holdings have a […]
Hawksmoor Investment Management is holding the Advance frontier emerging markets fund in its cautiously managed Vanbrugh fund of funds.
Fixed-level annuities, long considered the failsafe option, may no longer be the best solution for today’s pensioners.
By Jamie Clark, Business Development Manager With only a few weeks to go before the new pension freedoms allow people to access their pension funds as and when they like, there are concerns that the consequences of making (or not making) the right decision could put pension savings at risk. Yes, this revolution is exciting; […]
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