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Death benefits: Discretion or direction?

Jim Grant – Senior Product Insight & Technical Support Analyst, Royal London  Jim Grant considers the impact of different approaches to nominating beneficiaries for death benefits. When a pension scheme member dies, the scheme administrator has to pay the death benefits to someone. The process of choosing who the beneficiary(ies) should be can either involve the […]

Ian McKenna: How short-term savings apps can help boost pensions engagement

Consumers spend far more time concerned with their day-to-day banking and budgeting than they do thinking about their long-term savings Aberdeen Standard head of retirement Gregg McClymont’s recent Money Marketing column  correctly identifies the challenge of achieving consumer engagement with pensions. A pensions dashboard solely accessible via the single guidance body is doomed to failure even before […]

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Former Tilney chief to run Schroders wealth management arm

Schroders has hired former Tilney chief executive Peter Hall as global head of wealth management, subject to regulatory approval. Hall will replace Andrew Ross who is stepping down to move to take on the role of Schroders wealth management vice chairman. Hall’s position will be effective from 2 January 2019 and he reports to group […]

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Investors rank their own research above information from advisers

Financial advisers were ranked as the second most important source of information for those making investment decisions for retirement in a global Schroders survey. More than 22,000 people from 30 countries took part in the research Overall, investors cited their own research from third-party sources as the most important information source. Globally, financial advisers were […]

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