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Pressure mounts on Cameron over Panama Papers leak

David Cameron is facing further questions over the Panama Papers tax dodging scandal after it emerged he raised concerns in 2013 about EU attempts to reveal the beneficiaries of offshore trusts. The Prime Minister has been caught up in the furore after his late father, Ian Cameron, was named as a client of Panamanian law […]

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Locked out: Does Govt dare back IDS and strip away pensioner benefits?

Politicians are unlikely to revisit mechanisms to hike state pension payments, despite two former ministers, including the architect of the policy, suggesting the current plans are unsustainable in the long-term. Following his dramatic resignation as Work and Pensions Secretary last week, Iain Duncan Smith highlighted the triple-lock – which links state pension increases to the […]

2016 Global Survey of Individual Investors: How is investor behaviour rewriting the job description for financial professionals?

Trapped between expectations for near double-digit returns and strong apprehensions about investing in persistently volatile markets, investors worldwide are of the opinion that professional financial advice is worth the fee. But even though they believe individuals who work with a financial professional are more likely to achieve their goals, investors have a clear vision of […]

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