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Danby Bloch: Lessons from a star fund manager

I saw a brilliant presentation recently, in which Lindsell Train joint founder and portfolio manager Nick Train characterised the equity investment market in the words of the poet Ogden Nash: “Shake, shake, shake the ketchup bottle! First none will come, and then a lot’ll.” If Train (whom I had not encountered before in person) was not […]

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15,000 UK savers to be hit by new Australian pension rules

As many as 15,000 British savers could be hit by a new lifetime allowance on pension contributions in Australia. Last week the Australian government installed a limit of $500,000 (£254,000) on non-concessional contributions, sometimes known as ‘after tax’ contributions, that can be made to Australian pension accounts. Under previous rules, Britons moving to Australia simply […]

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Pension dashboard threat to closed-book firms

Providers could be hit by a surge of customer transfers, following the launch of a pensions dashboard, software consultancy Dunstan Thomas has warned. The Treasury is committed to backing a new, industry-developed, dashboard by the end of 2019, although experts have warned that the timetable could be “unattainable”. However, Dunstan Thomas has now warned that […]

Tony Wickenden: How the Panama Papers leak will impact tax planning advice

The Panama Papers scandal represents an unprecedented leak of 11.5 million files from the database of offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca. The records were obtained from an anonymous source by the German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung, which shared them with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. The ICIJ then shared them with a large network of […]

State of the markets: UK equity income

Artemis Income Fund manager Nick Shenton discusses the state of the UK equity income market with journalist Alexis Xydias. With the first three months of 2015 showing strong returns for both the Artemis Income Fund and UK markets generally, Nick Shenton discusses the fund’s top contributors – including overseas holdings Novartis and Bayer – and […]

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