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Over-50s need advice on auto-enrolment

LibDem peer Lord Oakeshott told a conference fringe event that people over 50 being auto-enrolled into pensions should be given one hour of face-to-face advice due to the increased risk of misselling.

He said: “There is a danger of misselling under auto-enrolment That is slowly being helped by the move the Government has made away from means testing towards a better state pension but that is going to take a long time which is why I tabled an amendment to the Pensions Bill to say everyone over 50 should get at least an hour’s face to face advice to see if auto-enrolment is right for them.”



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Standard Life looks at MyFolio income

Standard Life is considering launching an income version of its risk-rated multi-asset fund range MyFolio. The MyFolio range has 15 funds, including five managed funds, five market funds and five multi-manager funds. Head of UK wholesale Jacqueline Kerr says: “MyFolio is focused at the moment on the accumulation period and we need to look at […]

Rathbones unveils strategic bond fund for Jones

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Pensions minister calls for FSA action on “misleading” banks

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Large-cap growth alpha thesis: seeking risk-adjusted excess returns

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