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Jupiter’s fund-of-funds veteran explains his choice of manager to replace Woodford in his portfolios “In a raging bull market, young fund managers can often generate stellar performance but, on balance, experience trumps youthful enthusiasm.” So wrote John Chatfeild-Roberts in his 2006 book, Fundology. Twelve years later, Jupiter Merlin’s head of strategy on independent funds says […]

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Scottish Widows fifth firm to suspend TVAS services

Scottish Widows is the fifth firm to halt transfer value analysis report services as the FCA looks to crack down on unsuitable defined benefit transfers. The decision follows those from LV=, Pru, Standard Life and Old Mutual Wealth after the FCA said the reports could act as inducements. The FCA published its flagship paper on […]

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Alternative assets: what are they and why invest in them?

Michael Howard, Head of Alternative Investments at Prudential Portfolio Management Group (PPMG), analyses how alternative assets can benefit multi-asset portfolios. As yields have compressed and forward-looking return expectations have fallen in the past few years, investors have sought alternatives to traditional asset classes to supplement their income and boost their total return. Please remember that […]

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  1. What are IGCs? The Iraqi Governing Council? That’s the answer I got when I just “Googled” it or Inter Governmental Committees! I’ve worked in the pensions industry since January 1973 and I am completely baffled by yet another acronym. My Chartered colleague who sits behing me is equally baffled! I’m sure the answer is obvious and my question will make me look foolish but I can live with that!

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