Five men have been jailed for an investment scam which defrauded 56 British expats of £1.93m. According to the Serious Fraud Office, it used overseas IFAs as “unwitting pawns” in the scheme.
Skerritt Consultants head of investments Andy Merricks believes that Japan could be one of the surprise investment successes of 2010.
Scottish Widows Investment Partnership has launched its multi-manager optimal multi-asset fund in the UK retail market to be run by Mark Harries and Simon Wood.
US investment house Pacific Investment Management has revealed it is to shed holdings of both American and British treasury bonds.
The Association of British Insurers’ proposal to increase the age of forced annuitisation to 80 has been warmly received by the industry. The ABI policy paper, entitled, Time For Change: Seven Proposals to Improve DC Pension Benefits, published this week, called for a number of changes to the way that DC pension income is taken […]
Most of us would agree that pensions were complicated enough before April 2015, but since the pension freedom changes came into effect it has got a whole lot worse.
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