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Boutique asset manager wins back £200 million flows after managers exit

Boutique asset manager Miton Group has recouped the nearly £200m lost from its equity funds seen 2016, when it lost two star fund managers to a rival. For 2017, the group saw £494m net inflows, up from just £1m inflows seen in 2016. Equity funds in particular saw inflows of £361m, while multi-asset strategies gathered […]

Prudential advice arm architect joins annuity provider

Fixed-term annuity provider Primetime Retirement has hired Russell Warwick, who helped create Prudential’s financial planning business. Warwick, who has worked in the pensions industry for more than 30 years, has been appointed managing director of sales and marketing at the company. Primetime Retirement is a subsidiary of Key Retirement. Warwick’s most recent position at Prudential […]

Changes to early exit pension charges

In November last year, the FCA announced that from 31 March 2017, early exit pension charges will be capped at 1% for those customers who are eligible to access their retirement savings from age of 55. The rules also state that for new personal pension plans started after that date, or on new increments into […]

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