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Lord Hutton: Pension providers must ‘shatter’ charges opacity

Former Work and Pensions secretary Lord John Hutton has called on pension providers to dramatically improve transparency around charges. In an interview with Money Marketing, Hutton says it is time to get below a surface level analysis of fees charged on pension pots. He says: “Where does the money go? Who is skimming off what? […]

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HMRC nets record £4.3bn IHT haul

HMRC has taken in more than £4bn in revenues from inheritance tax for the first time, according to figures from the UK tax office. Statistics published for the 11 months to February 2016 show the Government has benefited from the tax to the tune of £4.3bn. Although revenues dropped substantially in 2008/9, plummeting by £1bn […]

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FCA reveals plans to restructure IPO process

The FCA has outlined potential remedies to the way in which information is provided to investors during the IPO process. In a paper published today, the regulator has suggested tweaks to “blackout” periods, which typically run for 14 days between research on issuers being published by banks, and circulation of the actual prospectus. The FCA […]

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Tech provider Bravura up for sale

Technology provider Bravura has been put up for sale, Money Marketing understands. It is understood an information memorandum has been circulated seeking potential buyers for the business. It remains unclear at this stage what the asking price would be or who might be interested in acquiring the firm. A Bravura spokesman says: “Bravura is a […]

Global equities: time to de-risk?

While equity valuations have doubled since the financial crisis, Simon Edelsten explains that there are still pockets of value. But not where you might think Macro-economic uncertainty is causing turbulence in equity markets. Artemis Global Select Fund manager Simon Edelsten says his investment themes are taking him in a different direction to some of his peers – away […]

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