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Aegon: Lifetime Isa could reverse pensions progress

Aegon has warned the Lifetime Isa risks “muddying the waters” on retirement savings and could wipe out earlier gains made on encouraging consumers to pay into a pension. UK chief executive Adrian Grace says over the last couple of years the pensions industry has been driven by coping with regulatory and policy change like auto-enrolment, […]

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TPR escalating penalties issued over auto-enrol failures quadruples

The Pensions Regulator issued 96 escalating penalty notices to employers that failed to comply with auto-enrolment rules between January and March, four times the amount in the previous quarter. Between October and December 2015 TPR issued just 24 escalating penalty notices. There have been 127 escalating penalty notices issued since auto-enrolment was introduced in April 2012. […]

Don’t play chicken with the Bank of Japan

By Josh Ausden, Head of Client Investment Strategy, Neptune Short-term yen strength has hurt the Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund but recent events have only added weight to our conviction that the Bank of Japan will act to ease policy, boosting multinationals’ profits and weakening the yen. In recent weeks the performance of the Japanese stockmarket […]

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