HM Revenue & Customs has published guidance on how new income tax bands in Scotland will affect pension schemes and their members. The note is a response to the Scottish Government’s confirmation it will introduce five income tax bands for 2018/19. Pension savers in Scotland currently receive pension tax relief at their marginal rate but […]
Hiroki Hashimoto reflects on how market panic can lead to opportunities for buying dips in equities, but explains why it is prudent to take a gradual approach. Read the article here Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go […]
How should advisers react when there is an unexpected downturn in markets and what do clients expect at such times? These questions were brought into focus as global equity markets fell in the first weeks of February. At the time of writing, the fall appears to be a relatively small correction and far from a […]
Platform AJ Bell has confirmed it is considering an initial public offering on the main market of the London Stock Exchange, including offering shares to customers. Reports emerged last month the company was considering an IPO and it has now appointed adviser Numis Securities to explore the float, which is expected to take place towards […]
By Rob Burnett, Manager of the Neptune European Opportunities Fund In recent weeks, the bear case for European equities has become more pronounced on the back of weaker-than-expected GDP data and deflation concerns. This softening in economic momentum has led some investors to question whether the ECB is behind the curve and indeed whether it […]
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