While pension freedoms have been stealing the limelight, another flagship initiative has been quietly rumbling away in the background – auto-enrolment. Surprisingly low opt-out rates have been heralded as a sign of the project’s success. But there is a growing disquiet about the lax controls governing a market that will grow to over 10 million […]
The US Federal Reserve has voted to keep rates on hold, but chair Janet Yellen has argued the conditions for a tightening in policy are close to being met. Three members of the Federal Open Market Committee dissented from the decision to keep rates on hold, including Eric Rosengren, a traditionally dovish member of the committee who […]
A few months ago, just as I was about to file my column for Money Marketing, my computer blew up. A quick call to an expert and I was up and running within a couple of days. Thankfully, I have an automatic back-up facility which saved my old files. On the advice of my tech […]
Convicted investment scammer Alex Hope has had his seven year jail sentence increased by more than 18 months after failing to paying the full value of a confiscation order made against him. Between March 2011 and April 2012, Hope took £5.5m from more than 100 investors, and used more than £2m of the money to fund his extravagant […]
The Artemis UK Smaller Companies Fund has delivered good returns through the bull market. But its cautious style is better suited to the trickier times which could be coming, says manager Mark Niznik.
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