Discretionary management



Scale of DB transfers by folded firms revealed

New data has shed light on how many defined benefit pension transfers have been conducted by advice firms that have since left the market. Nineteen firms have either had their permissions to conduct DB transfer advice removed by the FCA or have surrendered their authorisations since 2015. According to the Financial Times, these have been […]


Drawdown sales spike again in latest FCA data

Drawdown sales volumes are continuing to increase post pensions freedoms while annuity sales volumes dropped 14 per cent in 2017, latest FCA figures show. In its first figures for the new year, the watchdog says 30 per cent of consumers are now taking drawdown while between 10 and 15 per cent are selecting annuities for […]


Financial planning starts at 50, says LIBF

More specialist financial advice is needed for Brits who are pushing back their retirement plans to an age when they are less likely to be healthy. Research from the London Institute of Banking and Finance found a majority of workers in the UK have failed to save enough to retire and are planning to push […]

Gail Counihan

Is the hype around electric vehicles justified?

In order to muscle conventional vehicles off the road and become the dominant technology, electric vehicles need to be able to hold their own in three important ways: performance, practicality and affordability. Gail Counihan, Responsible Investment Analyst at Royal London Asset Management, takes a closer look at these three areas. Read the article here Past […]


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