Draghi gets backing for eurozone QE extension

The European Central Bank’s governing council has given its support to extending quantitative easing next month. A statement on the minutes of the monetary policy meeting of the 20 and 21 January, published today, show the ECB’s governing council unanimously said the aggressive policy stance “needed to be reviewed and possibly reconsidered” at the next meeting in March. […]


Auto-enrol commission ban to cost advisers over £1m a year

Advisers are set to lose £1.16m a year as the Government turns off commission on occupational schemes used for auto-enrolment. In the Department for Work and Pensions’ response to its consultation on banning member-borne commission, it confirmed the ban would come into force for new arrangements from April 2016. It will consult later in 2016 […]


Think-tank: Govt should ignore flat rate and abolish tax-free cash

George Osborne should resist moving to a “misguided” flat rate of pension tax relief and instead cut or abolish tax-free cash, an influential think-tank says. In recent weeks it has emerged the Treasury’s preferred option for a new system is the flat rate of relief championed by much of the industry. But the Institute of […]

Neptune launches Japan Institutional Fund

By Chris Taylor, Investment Director, Head of Research Neptune is excited to announce the launch of the Japan Institutional Fund on 22 June, having disclosed to the market in March its intention to offer the product. The Fund will be managed by the highly-regarded Chris Taylor, Head of Research and manager of the long-running Japan Opportunities Fund. It will invest in the same underlying stocks as the Japan […]


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