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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It is likely the increased regulatory scrutiny on fund managers’ value could filter down to advice firms in the future In my last article, I considered the influence a non-executive director could have in challenging an advice firm’s business model in light of the pension transfer issues. Now, in its asset management market study final […]
The financial services industry has failed to find ways of nudging consumers to think about their options at retirement, despite three years of pension freedoms. A panel at the Association of British Insurers retirement conference today lamented the way companies talk to people about pensions and the lack of engagement it inspires. ABI director general […]
The new chief executive of the single financial guidance body can expect a salary of £175,000 a year, according to a job advert posted online. The advert, posted on the Cabinet Office website says applications will close in mid-May with final interviews held in early July. The date for announcing the successful candidate has not […]