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Pension victims wait for vote

Parliament is due to vote on whether members of occupational schemes who lost part or all of their pensions before the Pension Protection Fund came into effect and fell into the Financial Assistance Scheme, will get comparable payouts. The expected close vote will determine whether pension victims will see payouts rise from 80 per cent of lost benefits to the 90 per cent paid by the PPF.


Old Kent road to India

Annie Shaw takes passage to India to look at Kent Reliance Building Society’s unconventional but successful outsourced call centre in Bangalore.

The sum of parts

Continuing to look at offshore roll-up funds with a practical example of how gains are calculated on part-encashment.

IFAs raise concerns on 1st Software forum

Disgruntled IFAs are using 1st Software’s online forum to make complaints over its software and service.IFAs cite problems over using new and updated software as well as the amount of time it takes 1st Software to fix certain problems on its system.One adviser complains about the stochastic planning model on the platform while another says […]

The Rubik’s Cube: China’s policy trilemma

By Douglas Turnbull, Investment Director, Head of Chinese Equities China faces a ‘Rubik’s Cube’ policy trilemma, whereby it needs to sustain a minimum acceptable level of growth, deal with issues such as overcapacity and reform the financial system to make it a far more efficient allocator of capital. Given the contradictory nature of these objectives, […]


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