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Dennehy Weller names “dud” investments

IFA Dennehy Weller has produced its six monthly “duds” list of funds it says are failing investors.

The analysis covers funds of £500 million held in UK all company and equity income sectors where the majority of private investor money is placed.

Top of its table as the biggest “dud” is Aberdeen&#39s UK Blue Chip Fund which has fallen 25.1 per cent in value over the past three years. Aberdeen&#39s UK Growth Fund is second, falling by 21.6 per cent and Halifax&#39s Growth Fund is third, going down 20.5 per cent.


International financial bodies slam internalisation proposals

The Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers has rejected proposals by Euronext suggesting that all securities be routed to exchanges for execution.In a position paper to the European Commission, the APCIMS says that imposing the proposals would protect neither the integrity of the markets nor the interests of investors.It says a “one size […]

The many failures of the regulator

Mel Bousted asks why two different life offices take different approaches to the compliance aspects of handling new entrants to a GPP, both of them sincerely believing that their way is satisfactory to the regulator. Very probably, both of them are.The reasons for this situation are simple, obvious and manifold – failures(and waste) on the […]

Live up to promises, Govt told

The NAPF is challenging the Government to live up to its pension promises and is warning that the public faces a “long healthy and poor” retirement following the recent Budget.Speaking at the conference, chairman Peter Thompson accused the Government of having an “at best neutral” attitude to pensions and said it needed to make radical […]

Annuity bill finally runs out as time after three victories

The Private Member&#39s Bill looking to reform the annuity regime has had its last airing, as the House of Commons ran out of time before the bill had its second reading last week.The Annuity Reform Bill, which was sponsored by Conservative MP David Curry, has been a thorn in the side of the Government since […]

Powerful estate planning tools ignored or forgotten by wealthy Brits

Canada Life IHT Survey 2016 Only a quarter of wealthy Brits have sought professional estate planning advice to ensure their families don’t pay more tax than required More than a quarter don’t even have a will and just one in five have gifted money Many say they do not need these tools but families would […]


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