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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The Government should make it easier for advisers to sell products that blend income drawdown with insurance to meet future care costs, according to former pensions minister Steve Webb. A paper published today by Royal London calls on the Government to introduce policy changes which allow new products to be created that pay for long-term […]
Independent governance committees at big-name pension providers are failing to safeguard the interests of savers and the FCA must take action, fresh research finds. In 2015, the FCA required contract-based pension providers to appoint IGCs to act as champions of savers’ interests. IGCs are required to publish annual reports to increase transparency and encourage comparison […]
The FCA is reviewing the content of its pension transfer specialist examination standard in light of recent issues with pension transfer advice, Money Marketing understands. The regulator does not offer qualifications but it does have a role in setting standards for exams and publishes “appropriate examination standards” guidance. Money Marketing understands a working group, mostly […]