Closed book insurer Phoenix is the first provider to sign up to Just Retirement’s new simplified advice service. The deal means retiring customers who do not have an adviser will be able to get personal recommendations over the phone on how to use their pension pot, including whether to keep their funds invested, take lump […]
Spring-cleaning may not necessarily be the first job on the to-do list in the new financial year. However, this tradition of “shaking the house” has also been likened to getting one’s affairs in order. As we continue to see a strong demand for financial advisers and a deficit of candidates in the marketplace, a good […]
The combination of low inflation growth and excess liquidity following the ECB’s quantitative easing programme has distorted bond valuations, with some short-duration instruments now offering negative returns. At the beginning of March nearly $3.85trn (£2.56trn) or 17 per cent of developed market global government bonds traded at negative yields, according to Columbia Threadneedle Investments. In […]
The Government was keen to allow those with defined benefit pensions access to the same freedom and choice as those with defined contribution savings. That is why we have new rules that allow transfers to proceed once a member of a DB scheme has received advice. However, the planned reduction of the lifetime allowance from […]
Capital Market Notes, December 2016 David Lafferty, Chief Market Strategist at Natixis Global Asset Management, discusses the outcome of the Italian Referendum. Read the full article here
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