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Advisers slam BoE economist’s ‘irresponsible’ comments

Claims made by the Bank of England’s chief economist that advisers do not understand pensions have been branded “extraordinary” and “irresponsible” by the industry. Advisers say the comments damage the reputation of financial services and undermine efforts to boost consumers’ confidence in the sector. Speaking at an event for think-tank New City Agenda in London […]

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Standard Life shareholders revolt over chief exec pay

More than a fifth of Standard Life shareholders voted against the company’s remuneration report, despite a last-minute deal to cut chief executive Keith Skeoch’s pay. At the company’s annual general meeting yesterday, 22.31 per cent of shareholders voted against the directors pay plan. Last week Skeoch announced that he would cut his maximum bonus amount […]

Best Protection Provider: Aviva

Aviva was named Best Protection Provider for the ease of its online application process as well as its competitive pricing. Advisers also liked the way Aviva focuses on an efficient turnaround once applications had been made, and the service proposition supporting the process. One adviser praised their Aviva BDM for the clarity they provide alongside […]

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Oil price breaks through $50 a barrel

Ax The oil price has broken through the $50 a barrel mark for the first time since November last year. The price of Brent Crude broke through $50.13 a barrel, with the US benchmark West Texas Intermediate rising to $49.93. The move marks an 80 per cent price rise in Brent crude since lows in […]

Global income: preparing for a rate rise…

In the five years since we launched the Artemis Global Income Fund, its manager Jacob de Tusch-Lec has built a distinctive portfolio that is first among its peers. Here he explains why his “quality, cyclical and value yield” stocks, and flexible approach, leave the fund better placed to benefit from uncertainty than funds that depend […]

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