With the general election looming, it is still difficult to predict how high up the political agenda pensions will appear. If the next Government is concerned about the long-term welfare of its citizens, then it should be very high and they could do worse than using the ABI’s recent retirement income policy paper as a […]
Advisers have hit out at the Acuity proposals to double director remuneration following the proposed merger of two venture capital trusts.
Former Monetary Policy Committee member David Blanchflower has called for the MPC to be disbanded as he believes it is “not fit for purpose”.
The head of the International Monetary Fund has urged countries not to end their respective fiscal stimulus packages amid concerns of another economic downturn.
The rally in cyclical ‘value’ stocks paused for breath in February, as investors took a more cautious tone and switched their attention back to defensive areas. In this article, Jacob de Tusch-Lec, manager of the Artemis Global Income Fund, explains how he has positioned the portfolio, given the many economic, geopolitical and policy risks that […]
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