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Zurich confirms non-advised drawdown launch

Zurich will launch a non-advised drawdown product for its workplace saving customers this month. In July, Money Marketing revealed the insurer was preparing to allow over 200,000 members of the occupational schemes it operates to enter a new drawdown product without an adviser. Savers will have to have at least £30,000 to invest in the […]

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Investment Association restructures in organisational overhaul

The Investment Association has announced a restructure of its divisions following last week’s disbanding of its regulatory affairs unit. The trade body will now be made of three internal divisions focusing on “the most important areas of focus for the organisation”, namely business support and promotion, product and services, and sustainable investments and capital markets. No jobs will […]

Avoiding the ‘set and forget’ approach to systems and controls

The regulatory landscape is constantly evolving as innovation in the financial markets means new risks to be managed regularly appear. One in particular is conduct risk and it is important we do not let this become an area about which we talk much and do little. Firms will increasingly see the FCA  identifying instances of […]

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Investec launches new fund targeting low volatility stocks

Investec Structured Products is launching a new smart beta fund that will be based on the FTSE 250 index. The fund, which will launch next year, will track the 30 lowest volatility stocks from the UK mid-cap index. The fund will be evenly weighted and rebalanced monthly. The new fund will closely resemble the existing Investec Qtrac […]

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Pension freedoms: stop the scams

At the beginning of 2015, we highlighted that the new pension freedoms that come fully online on 6 April also represent a very attractive opportunity for the criminal fraternity to scam savers out of some, or all, of their accumulated retirement savings.

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