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Clare Moffat, Technical Manager, looks at the benefits of pensions from an IHT perspective. 100% access and 100% discount – what type of wrapper could this be? A pension! Post flexibility there is 100% access (for those over 55) and normally pensions are inheritance tax (IHT) free. With flexibility the options available on death mean […]

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Columbia Threadneedle reopens suspended property fund

Columbia Threadneedle Investments is to become the latest group to reopen its retail property fund, 11 weeks after trading was suspended. The Threadneedle UK Property Authorised Investment fund was gated on 6 July to stem outflows during the market instability following the Brexit vote. Eight other asset managers also suspended trading in their property funds. […]

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Director disqualified after losing investors £13.3m

The director of a company that lost consumers £13.3m through alternative investment scams it operated has been disqualified for 15 years by the High Court. Industry RE director Ian Hamilton ran scams including selling interests in land in Dominica that the company never owned, and money circulation schemes. Hamilton’s disqualification from being a company director […]

The curious market reaction to Brexit

Written by Mike Riddell29 June 2016 Headlines over the past few days have screamed about record falls in sterling, record low bond yields and massive falls in equity prices. However, if you take a slightly longer view of markets rather than simply the one- or two-day reaction, I think it’s amazing how little markets have […]

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