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Apfa demands stronger claims management crackdown

Apfa has outlined a raft of new proposals to strengthen regulation of claims management companies as part of its response to a Ministry of Justice consultation. The MoJ unveiled its plans for the CMC market in mid-February, and took responses to the reforms in a consultation that closed yesterday. At the time, Apfa said the […]

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Cameron to defend inheritance tax planning

Prime Minister David Cameron will reportedly set out a robust defence of the right of parents to pass money to children today, after a weekend of pressure over his own finances. Cameron published a statement of his tax affairs since 2010 yesterday, in a bid to draw a line under claims he had profited from […]

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Investment trusts disappoint in Q1 amid lack of demand

The investment trust sector has not been immune to this year’s market volatility as it underperformed in the first quarter of 2016 amid a weakening of demand. The FTSE Equity Investment Instruments Index was down 2.2 per cent in the three months to the end of March on a total return basis, compared with a […]

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Lighthouse signs advice deal with fostering agency

Network Lighthouse has signed a two year deal to provide financial advice services to FosterTalk, a firm that provides support services for 30,000 foster carers. The tie-up sees the network give advice across retirement planning, mortgages and investments. It is the latest in a series of affinity partnerships that means Lighthouse provides advice to staff […]

Brazil’s Lula: conviction upheld

Brazil’s 4th  Federal Regional Court of Appeals (TRF-4) has upheld former president Lula’s criminal conviction on charges of money laundering and passive corruption. Neptune’s Thomas Smith looks at the potential outcomes, explaining why Brazil’s tail risks are being removed. Read more Important Information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past […]

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