Kira Nickerson Investment Matters Developed markets v emerging markets have been a key dilemma facing many asset allocators through both the downturn and the more recent rally. Many economists and managers agree that Asia and emerging markets offer the best growth opportunities but the developed markets can offer greater stability in returns. But the argument […]
Prudential has added the Pru Fund cautious series to its flex- ible retirement plan and is offering pension savers a five-year capital guarantee.The company launched the cautious fund, to sit alongside Pru Fund growth, in July for risk-averse investors worried about moving back into equities. The fund invests 70 per cent in nominal assets such […]
The continuing fall-out from the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA’s) review, the rise of the private GP and digital engagement will be the primary focuses in the private healthcare industry during 2015, according to Iain Laws, managing director, healthcare and group risk, at Jelf Employee Benefits.
The average fund size advisers give advice on is just over £59,000 though many still advise on lower pots, Prudential research has found. Almost half (43 per cent) of the advisers polled say they do not have a minimum pension fund cut-off point for their services. Advisers also say clients are increasingly vulnerable to scams […]
I have lost track of how long financial planners have lamented the lack of new blood coming into the profession. While reports of the number of advisers who would leave the sector due to the RDR have turned out to be greatly exaggerated, I take the point that the average age of financial planners isn’t […]
Judges have questioned the FCA over why it chose to pursue a junior trader rather than going after more senior staff in its Libor-rigging probe. An Upper Tribunal ruling yesterday poses challenges over former UBS trader Arif Hussein’s pursuit by the regulator. The ruling describes Hussein as “relatively junior” and says he only took part in […]