People are living longer; a challenge for all sections of society. To deal with these challenges, new approaches will need to be taken by the state, individuals, employers and pension providers. There are five key components to living a long, productive and fulfilling life: resilience to changes in employment and income; agility and being able […]
Most of the columns I have written for Money Marketing have been number free. I could have cited lots of numbers in support of whatever point I was making but this practice, which many still use, strikes me as old-fashioned. If you present an argument that encourages readers to question the numbers, isn’t it better […]
As a goals-based life planner who runs client portfolios to protect on the downside, the term “cautious optimism” seems made for Austyn Smith. However, the phrase does not do justice to the managing director of Austyn Smith Associates. It does not convey his belief that life is for living and using your money to do […]
Aberdeen Standard Investments has launched a new global equity fund that will use artificial intelligence to select investments. The Aberdeen Global Artificial Intelligence Global Equity is a SICAV-structured fund launched in Luxembourg, and will use so-called “machine learning” and quantitative techniques to time market moves and attempt to identify areas of excess risk-adjusted returns. The […]
The pace of change in the pension’s space has been little short of astonishing, and has left thousands of employers struggling to keep their pension policy compliant, and also on the right side of current best practice and governance. Many employers, and indeed many in the pensions industry itself, would like to see a period of no change during the next term of government. This would give all sides a chance to catch up and draw breath.
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