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Tom Kean: Calling time on pension confusion

I have just read and re-read, in these very pages, an excellent attempt by James Hay head of technical support Neil MacGillivray to explain the tapered annual allowance – a subject close to our hearts here by the affluent and leafy banks of the River Thames in Henley. It is a subject we discuss with […]

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Aviva scores another bulk annuity deal in new growth strategy

Aviva has secured the latest deal in its bit to write more bulk annuity business. A decade after two financial support directions were imposed, the Sea Containers 1983 Pension Scheme has been insured by Aviva in a bulk annuity deal. Aviva’s £187m buy-out will allow trustees to secure benefits in access of Pension Protection Fund […]

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Govt’s plans to tackle pension scams ‘light on detail’

Government plans to combat the increasing pension scam epidemic have been described as “light on detail” by Old Mutual Wealth. The Government’s response to the Work and Pensions Select Committee’s report on pension scams revealed tabling a workable amendment to the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill to ban cold-calling, and then making regulations to introduce the […]

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‘Low volatility’: low risk, low reward?

Robin Geffen, Fund Manager & CEO, Neptune ‘Low volatility’ products originated as tools for institutional investors who were contractually obliged to provide instant liquidity. Now they are sold to individual savers – the very people who need long-term options the most. Find out more here Important information Investment risks    Neptune funds may have a high […]

Political risk and monetary policy

In the first video of a series of short interviews conducted with Investment Week’s Editor, Lawrence Gosling, Senior UK Equity Fund Managers Martin Cholwill, Richard Marwood and Henry Lowson discuss the effect that unfolding Brexit negotiations are having on their plans for positioning. The managers also address monetary policy, sharing their views following the latest […]

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