British workers and senior managers at UK companies are calling for the compulsory inclusion of all employee benefits, including company pensions, within job adverts, according to a new study from Axa.
This week by Jo Thornhill, personal finance correspondent, The Mail on SundayThe week starts with a frantic search for a case study, a common Monday morning exercise. This time, it is the tricky issue of the child tax credit. Claimants have been receiving renewal packs and the National Audit Office is due to deliver a […]
Insinger de Beaufort has dropped Newton and Investec from its UK mandate because it believes the biggest risk to multi-managers is too many holdings leading to a replication of index returns within a double-charging structure.
By Kacper Brzezniak As the International Monetary Fund (IMF) downgrades the global growth outlook YET again (which is becoming a recurring theme, as we discussed here a year ago), we turn our eyes to Italy’s current economic disaster. Italy has recorded exceptionally weak growth in recent years but, in order to get a better understanding […]
There is understandable frustration with what is seen by some as a disconnected policy machine whirring ad infinitum in the FCA’s Endeavour Towers. Take the difficulty in reconciling the stated requirement for robust, consistent, repeatable processes with the now cautionary tones over centralised investment propositions and requirement to evidence the suitability of solutions for various […]
Employers who do not help their staff secure financial advice may be faced with succession planning issues and an inability to retain younger staff, according to new research. Findings from Chase de Vere and research provider Lightbulb show financial advice programmes can cost as little as £5,700, and help get employees contributing more to their […]
Over the past few weeks, I have been helping my wife act as the executor of her late father’s estate. Despite a 25-year career as an adviser for some very wealthy people and being quite familiar with the tasks involved in dealing with the financial affairs of a deceased person, I have found this time […]