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Stephen Lowe: Developing the gold blend for retirement

Solutions providing customers with a guaranteed income for life have been the bedrock of retirement planning for decades but now flexi-access drawdown has become available to all. Both options have obvious pros and cons but the beauty of the new rules is that there is nothing to stop retirees seeking the best of both worlds: […]

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Jim Sykes appointed Zurich UK interim chief exec

Zurich UK Life has appointed Jim Sykes as interim chief executive following Gary Shaughnessy’s promotion to Zurich Global Life chief. Sykes joined the UK Life executive team in September 2012 and is also managing director of the company’s In Force business and is responsible for the UK life operations. He joined Zurich in 1988.

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MPs launch auto-enrolment inquiry

An influential committee of MPs has today launched an inquiry into automatic enrolment, focusing on how the reforms affect smaller employers. The Work and Pensions committee has requested written evidence on the implementation of auto-enrolment and the impact it will have on small and micro employers. The committee will focus its inquiry on the suitability […]

Sticking to valuation discipline when investing in China

Journalist Alexis Xydias discusses the opportunities – and potential pitfalls – of investing in China with Artemis fund manager Peter Saacke. With Peter holding significant positions in China in the Artemis funds he manages, journalist Alexis Xydias quizzes Peter on the risks of investing in Chinese stocks – including over-valuations, margin trading and financial reporting issues. Click here for video

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