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Will Trump’s protectionism cause a trade war with emerging markets?

Emerging markets are already feeling the impact of Donald Trump’s protectionist stance on Chinese and Mexican trading relationships, with major EM indexes slumping on today’s US election results. Commentators unsurprisingly put Mexico at the forefront of upcoming uncertainties with Trump in power at the White House, with the peso already weakening. The Mexican currency plunged […]

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FCA chief: PI cover is not working for IFAs

Professional indemnity insurance is often not working properly in the financial advice sector, FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey has acknowledged. Speaking at the Association of British Insurers’ annual conference this morning, Bailey said that while advice firm failures were smaller than those of banks, PI insurers were frequently writing contracts that excluded the losses, leaving […]

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Life expectancy to form part of state pension age review

The Government Actuary’s Department is to look at projected life expectancy in future years as part of the state pension age review. Pensions minister Richard Harrington has commissioned the work, which will see the actuary department consider two scenarios based on adult life starting at 20. The first scenario is based on people receiving the […]

UK Small Cap

Henry Lowson looks back over the past decade investing in UK smaller companies, exploring the misconception that the sector offers exposure to the UK domestic market only. He also offers his outlook for the sector and points to how an approach that seeks to exploit inefficiencies could be beneficial. Read more here Past performance is […]

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