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Technology & Fear

By Ali Unwin, Chief Technology Officer & Manager of the Neptune Global Technology Fund Fear has always been a key ingredient for technological experimentation and adoption, and today is no different. But when and where are these fears justified? asks Ali Unwin, Chief Technology Officer and Manager of the Neptune Global Technology Fund  Click here […]

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Carl Lamb: Have I sold my soul by abandoning independence?

It is now common knowledge I have signed an agreement that should lead to the acquisition of my firm by Standard Life’s financial planning arm 1825 . Real change is needed in our sector if we are to continue to meet the growing need for affordable advice. Over the past year I have taken a long, hard look […]

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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 […]

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