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The investment industry has been shocked by the death of Parmenion founder Richard Mein who they say brought “magic” to running a platform business. Mein has died aged 52 following a five-month battle with cancer. He launched the Parmenion business in 2007, having previously worked at Rowan & Co Capital Management as head of operations. […]

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Investment Association hikes membership fees

The Investment Association has raised fees for small member firms to cope with the “considerable increase in regulatory and lobbying costs”. The trade body, which recently disbanded its regulatory affairs unit to cut costs, has written to a number of its members to explain the fee move, which will apply to both full and sector members. An Investment […]

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China reports slowest GDP growth in 25 years

China’s economy grew by 6.9 per cent during a turbulent 2015, the slowest growth rate recorded by the country in a quarter of a century. The figure is down from 7.3 per cent in 2014 and is the lowest reported by China since 1990. Growth throughout the year was 7 per cent in Q1 and […]

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Aegon launches post-Pension Wise guidance offering

Aegon has launched a new guidance offering designed for customers who have already used the Government’s Pension Wise service. Aegon Assist, which is being trialled with a team of three staff, is targeted at customers who don’t have a financial adviser, and want more information about Aegon products. The service is open to customers at […]

Neptune Global Income: Is Japan the best dividend market in the world?

By George Boyd-Bowman, Fund Manager at Neptune The Neptune Global Income Fund seeks exposure to the very best – and often overlooked – income opportunities from across the world. Unconstrained by benchmarks, the fund currently has 24 per cent invested in Japan, differentiating the high conviction portfolio from many of its peers. Watch Neptune Fund […]

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