Martin Tilley: Can Osborne’s Budget diffuse savings time bomb?

With the Christmas festivities firmly behind us, the industry is counting down the days to the Budget in March and the eagerly awaited announcement that may change the shape of retirement planning forever. It was from the festive period a lesson was learned, which made me wonder just how far ahead the Government will be looking when […]


Invesco Perpetual challenger fund beats SLI’s GARS inflows

Invesco Perpetual’s Global Targeted Returns fund has seen larger inflows than Standard Life Global Absolute Returns fund in the past year. In the 12 months to 20 January Invesco Perpetual’s GARS challenger fund clocked up £3.6bn of net inflows, compared to £2.9bn for Standard Life’s fund. The Invesco Perpetual fund, run by three former GARS […]


Standard Chartered warns oil price could collapse to $10 a barrel

Standard Chartered has warned the oil price could plunge to $10 a barrel amid fears of a further devaluation of China’s currency. The bank is the latest institution to throw its hat in the ring and caution that it believes oil prices are set to drop even further. Yesterday, Morgan Stanley said it believes prices […]


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