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Nic Cicutti: Who will be left behind by state pension reform?

At what age should people be able to retire and still draw a full state pension? This question has resurfaced following an interim review into the state pension age by former CBI director general John Cridland, published last week. The report does not formally suggest any particular date; for that we will have to wait […]

IMF downgrades global growth on Brexit and US slowdown

The IMF has downgraded global growth to 3.1 per cent for 2016 due to the UK’s vote to leave the European Union and weaker-than-expected growth in the US. The forecast has been revised down 0.1 percentage point from its April forecast. Its outlook for 2017 has been revised down by the same amount, however, growth […]

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Leeds wealth manager buys London IFA

Leeds-based wealth manager The Private Office has acquired London-based IFA firm PQR Financial Planning in a combined cash and equity deal. The deal, which marks the first acquisition by Leeds-based TPO, will bring assets the firm’s assets to £1bn and give it a turnover of £8.5m. TPO’s London office will merge with PQR and trade as PQR, […]

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Your Index-Linked Gilt Fund may not be as risky as you think

Index-linked gilts (also known as inflation-linked) can play an important role within an investor’s portfolio,and are a distinct asset class to conventional gilts. While index-linked gilts have a higher duration compared to their conventional counterparts, this duration figure is misleading as inflation-linked bonds do not tend to move in line with their conventional counterparts. Key […]

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