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The most surprising thing about the Government’s review of the state pension age was not the fact it is taking place but rather the variety of ingenious ideas for reform floated at the same time. The backdrop to the announcement is the 2014 Pension Act, which required there to be a review of the state pension […]

MM Wired: Humans vs robots – the role of tech in advice

  Advice models are evolving all the time, from pure face-to-face advice, to online models, to robo-advice. There is now even talk of so-called “bionic” advice where technology and human interaction combine. Technology has been dubbed by some as the surefire way to boost access to advice, but is this actually the case? Can advisers […]

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Claire Trott: A Budget boost for Sipps and SSASs

As a result of the continued stockmarket volatility, savvy investors have spent the past few months looking for stable assets to invest in for the long term. Although it is true stockmarkets can be stable over the long term and looking at short-term volatility is not the way to think when investing for retirement, there is no doubt […]

China’s economic bounce may already be over

By Mike Riddell (17 May 2016) Most people would explain the rally in global risky assets since mid-February as being primarily down to the spectacular volte-face from the Federal Reserve, where Janet Yellen (and others) dramatically toned down their narrative that the Fed would be hiking rates as many as four times in 2016. This explanation […]

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