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This week’s Budget looked as if it would be a difficult one for the Chancellor, with disappointing economic numbers and the need to avoid ruffling feathers ahead of June’s in/out referendum. Nevertheless, Mr Osborne did spring a few surprises, including some tax reductions. So how does this budget affect you? If you are – or […]

FOS reveals £1.2m levy increase; case fees frozen

The Financial Ombudsman Service industry levy will increase of £1.2m for 2016/17, while case fees remain frozen at £550 for the fourth year in a row. The FOS levy will climb from £23.3m to £24.5m, while its planned operating budget will also increase from £223.2m to £226.5m The FOS linked the increase levy to the […]

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Osborne unveils Lifetime Isa

The Government is to introduce a Lifetime Isa to allow consumers to choose whether to fund their first property purchase or their retirement from next year. From April 2017, people under 40 will be able to contribute up to £4,000 a year into the new Lifetime Isa. The Government will top up savings by £1 […]

Former OMGI chief Ide moves to ETF provider

ETF provider Source has hired former Old Mutual Global Investors head Julian Ide as its new chief executive. Ide will join the ETF provider next month, as the provider says it hopes to become a leading and innovative provider of ETFs. Former Source chief executive Ted Hood left the firm in a surprise move last […]

Large-cap growth alpha thesis: seeking risk-adjusted excess returns

Content supplied by Loomis, Sayles & Company — an affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management For mutual fund investors and managers of large pensions or endowments, a major challenge is to identify those portfolio managers who are most likely to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns in the future. Understanding how an investment philosophy informs a manager’s decision […]

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