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Gregg McClymont: Expect big change on pensions

Crystal ball gazing is not recommended. Best left to astrologists and their followers. But a reader asked me a question recently which caught me short: what happens from a regulatory perspective when hundreds of thousands of people with little or no investment experience start retiring each year on defined contribution-only pensions and move into drawdown? […]

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Sanlam UK chair steps down

Sanlam Private Investments UK chair Daniël Kriel is stepping down after nearly six years in the role. He will be replaced by Sanlam UK chief executive Jonathan Polin. Polin became chief executive of the Sanlam UK group in January 2016. Kriel is also stepping down as Sanlam Private Wealth chief executive after 13 years. Sanlam […]

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Platform pressure: DFM offerings latest to raise competition concerns

Are model portfolio platform deals stopping clients leaving? Charges for model portfolios offered by discretionary fund managers on platforms have been called into question as the regulator’s deadline for publishing findings from its platform market study creeps closer. The FCA is expected to publish its interim report on the platform market in the summer and […]

Allianz Technology Trust – April 2017

Welcome to the latest update for Allianz Technology Trust PLC from the Trust’s portfolio manager, Walter Price. Portfolio review The Trust’s NAV returned 4.3% , outperforming the Dow Jones World Technology Index return of 2.8%. In US dollar terms, the portfolio gained 4.8%. During the month, stock selection contributed to relative performance, and industry allocation […]

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