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Free Cofunds link to manager interviews

Cofunds is offering its 14,000 users free access to a web-based library of over 1,500 fund manager interviews available through asset.tv. Transcripts and a CPD record are also available.

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Fees frame

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Sites for sore IFAs

It seems to me that every day I find or am recommended something to look at on the web. Earth.google.com, myspace.comand ebay.com are commercially successful sites that have changed the way I view property, talk to friends, find out relevant lifestyle information and buy products.

Deer prudence

Central banks are not there to give stockmarket traders a free ride and last week’s decision by the Fed to pause its rate-raising programme did little to reassure investors. We should not be surprised. Ben Bernanke’s team are very cognisant of the inflationary pressures that are swirling around the global economy and it would be extremely foolish to ignore their potential impact. However, the same team seem quite politically aware and I wonder if they are more interested in keeping growth going at the expense of inflation. This has meant that the Americans are having to listen to a new term to them – but sadly one more familiar to those of us of a certain age in the UK – stagflation.

Directors, limited liability partners and auto-enrolment

By Jim Grant, Senior Product Insight & Technical Support Analyst 6 April 2016 brought in changes to employer duties for directors and partners in limited liability partnerships. Here we explain exactly what’s changed. Before 6 April 2016… Directors of limited liability companies where there were no other directors or employees were exempt from the employer […]

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