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Govt reveals plans for asset management ‘Centres of Excellence’

The Government has unveiled plans to introduce Asset Management Centres of Excellence across the UK in its second investment management strategy paper, published today. It was announced in the Autumn Budget that the Government would be publishing the Investment Management Strategy II following the launch of the first strategy in 2013 as part of its […]

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Asset managers fail to promote women despite performance

Women in the US fund management industry fail to get promoted at the same rate as their male counterparts regardless of performance, according to new academic research from the University of California. Researchers at the Graduate School of Management at Davis chose fund management to assess the role gender plays in workplace promotions because of […]

The Downsizing Delusion: Why relying exclusively on your home to fund your retirement may end in tears

By Steve Webb, director of policy The British obsession with homeownership can have dangerous consequences. A recent survey by Barings¹ found that up to three million people of working age were planning to rely wholly on the value of their home to fund their retirement. We are not talking about people investing in buy-to-let or […]

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