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Allianz launches ‘outperformance’ fee

Allianz Global Investors has launched a performance fee structure on five of its UK funds in response to the competition with passive providers and an increasing transparency clampdown. The ‘outperformance fee’ share class will charge a fixed fee of 20 basis points and a performance fee of 20 per cent that will apply only if the […]

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Aviva to start £600m share buy-back

Aviva is planning to buy back £600m of its own shares, in an effort to deploy £2bn of excess capital this year. The provider says it has “significant excess capital” and this year will use £900m for debt reduction, £500m for acquisitions and £600m for the share buy-back. The buy-back will run from today to […]

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Lucy Brown: Excellent claims statistics prove protection’s worth

With providers starting to release their claims statistics for last year, it is reassuring to see that they make for good reading. So far, life claims paid are coming out above 98 per cent and critical illness claims around 93 per cent. Aegon and Cirencester have also published income protection claims paid in excess of […]

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