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 rise of ethical funds and sustainable investment brings into question just how broad and subjective the space can be One of 2018’s most-used buzzwords in investment has been “ethical”. The rise in popularity of environmental, social and governance investing has been widespread, and in 2017 more than £1bn of net retail money flowed into […]
The Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association has published an updated version of its Mifid II feedback template and guide. Both documents jointly authored with the Tax Incentivised Savings Association were originally issued for industry comment in June 2018. The updated template and guide reflect the feedback received from Pimfa’s product governance and template testing working groups. […]
Legal and General Assurance Society has apologised to a client for making repeated mistakes in the information it gave about the amount of tax free cash he could take. In a ruling from The Financial Ombudsman Service, Mr M complains L&G’s errors resulted in the need for him to return funds and caused him “significant trouble” and […]