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Ascentric still to transfer 90% of assets to new platform

Royal London-owned platform Ascentric has transferred just 10 per cent of assets to its new platform with no date confirmed for the next phase. Ascentric is moving from proprietary technology to Bravura software and the first stage of the migration took place in April. An Ascentric spokeswoman confirms just 10 per cent of assets have […]

Customer trust is key for water companies

Ofwat, the regulator for the water sector in England and Wales has sent a clear message to water companies that they need to put the customer at the heart of their business, setting out a new list of requirements around customer outcomes, executive pay and profit distribution. Ashley Hamilton Claxton, Head of Responsible Investment at […]

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Tracey Evans: Drawdown problems are a ticking time bomb

Over the last few weeks I’ve been reviewing recent reports available to the advisory community. The one which particularly caught my attention was “Drawdown: Is it working for consumers?” which was produced by Zurich. It is based on a YouGov survey of 742 people who have moved into drawdown since pension freedoms began. The main points I pulled from the research […]

State of the markets: global growth

In conversation with journalist Alexis Xydias, Artemis Global Growth Fund manager Peter Saacke discusses the state of global markets and how he is positioning his fund. Peter gives his views on the growth potential of US, Europe and emerging markets, each of which is on a different stage of the road to recovery. And with a […]

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