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DC savers urged to seek advice as many ‘heading for disappointment’

Savers are being urged to seek advice as a new study shows how early decisions can significantly affect the amount of income received at retirement. Those who fail to maximise their use of auto-enrolment could end up thousands of pounds a year worse off in retirement, for example, the Royal London study has found. The provider […]

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Phil Jeynes: Do insurers’ claims statistics have a future?

At a recent conference, one stalwart proposed insurers should stop publishing claims statistics on the basis they are all very similar, not scrutinised independently and have not increased sales over the time they have been shared. While I, like everyone else in that room, did not agree, I could see the point being made. My […]

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Bank of England warns of Brexit costs to asset managers

The Bank of England’s latest financial stability report has warned on the costs of asset management, alongside banking and insurance, rising following the UK’s exit from the EU. The report says: “If asset management were to fragment between the United Kingdom and Europe, material economies of scale and scope that are currently achieved by pooling of funds […]

Japan: mid-year review and outlook

By Chris Taylor, Manager of the Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund H1 2014 Economy: after a harsh winter that slowed activity in the economy, the main event of the first half of the year has been the debate over what impact the 1 April VAT hike from five to eight per cent would have; we are […]

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