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Defaqto report says wrap propositions do not offer fully integrated pension facilities

Wrap propositions will be limited in their ability to take advantage of the restructuring of pensions investment ahead of A-day because they do not offer fully integrated pension facilities says financial research company Defaqto. A Defaqto report entitled IFA Platforms in the UK says the lack of integration, together with doubts about the scope of the investments that will be permitted, means take-up of wraps by Sipp investors will be held back.


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