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Columbia Threadneedle launches UK ethical fund

Columbia Threadneedle Investments has launched a UK ethical fund. The launch of the Threadneedle Ethical UK Equity fund follows the launch of the Threadneedle UK Social Bond fund, which came to market in early 2014. Run by UK equities manager Matt Evans, the Ethical UK Equity fund targets a total return from investing in stocks screened […]

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Govt to raise £1.2bn in CGT payment deadline crackdown

The Government is to raise £1.2bn by reducing the payment window for capital gains tax on residential property. CGT on residential property is currently paid between 10 and 22 months after a property is sold. In today’s Autumn Statement Chancellor George Osborne announced that from April 2019, CGT must be paid within 30 days of […]

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Just Retirement: Annuity sales show signs of recovery

Just Retirement says the annuity market is showing signs of recovery and believes the higher number of annuity sales it has seen recently is sustainable. In a business update for the three months to the end of September, the provider says “guaranteed income for life” sales are up 7 per cent year-on-year, from £129.3m to […]

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Roger Anderson: MM launch was an instant hit

Timing is everything. When I approached Centaur Media in the mid-Eighties with the idea of a weekly newspaper aimed at the “packaged investment industry”, the scene was set for revolution. Professor Gower had just produced his controversial review of financial services regulation, the first Financial Services Act was being drawn up, life companies and building […]

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