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Fund managers shy of US

UK pension funds only allocate 1.6 per cent of their portfolio to US equities according to the final returns of the Caps performance measurement consultancy.

The figures from the end of December are down 1.8 per cent from a year earlier and 4.3 per cent from five years ago, reflecting fund manager&#39s concerns about the risks of a Wall Street retrenchment.

A shift towards global indices may mean that in future the US figures are buried in an overseas total.


Working party boosts plan to scrap compulsory annuities for 75 year olds

The Retirement Income Working Party has added its weight to the campaign to scrap compulsory annuities for 75 year olds.In a report out next week, The Retirement Income Working Party argues only investors with total pension incomes of less than £140 a week should be forced to buy an annuity.Current legislation demands retiring investors must […]

Consumers save time with mortgage brokers

Consumers go to mortgage brokers to save themselves time or for unbiased advice with a much smaller number rating affordability, according to a survey by The Mortgage Business. The convenience and the ability to get someone else to shop around for them was rated by 70 per cent, with 41 per cent appreciating the ability […]

L&G prioritises direct sales

Legal & General is has prompted IFA concern as it bids to help investors beat the tax year deadline by buying Isas direct on the internet.The life office says its been forced to prioritise its website for investors because its plans to use IFAs to sell Isas online are still at consultation stage.In a bid […]

FSA helps children become financially aware

The FSA have stepped in to help primary teachers improve standards of personal finance education in schools in line with new National Curriculum requirements.Research from Loughborough University has identified huge gaps between children form rich and poor background&#39s awareness of financial institutions.Children from low income households are aware of budgeting in the home and understand […]

Happy while you work

Well we’ve had scorching weather (yes even up here in Scotland!) and now the Euros 2016 are on – you can’t blame people for wishing life was just one big holiday.  With all these distractions it sometimes feels like work just gets in the way of having a good time! But sunny day skivers are […]


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