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Gregg McClymont: Give dashboard responsibility to the new guidance body

The government has stepped back from the pensions dashboard but the new single financial guidance body is the ideal candidate to take the baton. In a previous article, I questioned whether a pensions dashboard was likely to drive the high levels of individual engagement envisaged by its most ardent of supporters. The dashboard itself, which […]

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Govt misses Qrops target netting just £1.4m last year

The recently implemented tax on certain overseas pension transfers has generated far less revenue than anticipated by the government. The government introduced a 25 per cent transfer charge in the March 2017 Budget, saying the measure supports its objective of promoting fairness in the tax system. The charge applies to transfers to qualifying registered overseas […]

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Aegon platform tech boss resigns

Aegon chief digital officer Richard Denning, who is also in charge of platform development at the provider, has resigned. An Aegon spokesman says Denning is leaving to “have a break from corporate life”. According to his LinkedIn profile, Denning’s roles at Aegon include chief digital and transformation officer, chief operating officer for digital solutions and […]

To be and not to be – Multi asset investing with conviction

At Pictet Asset Management we believe active management of asset allocation is the most important generator of returns. What is not to be in our portfolio is just as important as what is to be because good performance is determined as much by the assets you avoid as by those you hold. The FP Pictet Multi Asset Portfolio managers are not wedded to any particular […]

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