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 […]

More investors join Unilever protest

Columbia Threadneedle has become the latest major shareholder to oppose consumer goods giant Unilever’s planned move to the Netherlands. The manager said it was prepared to vote against the firm’s proposals to become a single entity incorporated in the Netherlands, ending its joint Anglo-Dutch structure. Unilver is holding an extraordinary general meeting over the plans […]


Aviva completes £600m share buy-back

Aviva has completed a share buy-back programme worth nearly £600m, the life company has said in an update published today. In spring the insurer said it was planning to buy back up to £600m of its own shares, in an effort to deploy £2bn of excess capital this year. At the time the provider said […]


Neptune video: Abenomics: the impetus for Japan’s fast-track recovery?

The remarkable performance of the TOPIX over the past year has caused many sceptical equity investors to look again at the Japanese market. These returns have come despite very significant problems facing the Japanese economy. Chris Taylor, manager of the Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund, discusses these problems and whether Abenomics will be able to overcome them, enabling the market to continue to rise.

In the video, Taylor addresses the following:

• The size and speed of Japan’s unprecedented monetary policy
• Abenomics and the implications should it fail
• Corporate Japan and beneficiaries of government policy


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