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Roger Edwards: Why it pays to break the protection advice mould

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Are the new protection CPD rules a double-edged sword?

Rules may increase quality of advice but not necessarily adviser numbers in the market Last month saw the introduction of the Insurance Distribution Directive, which means anyone involved in the distribution of insurance products must complete at least 15 hours of relevant continuing professional development each year. The new rules place no additional burden on […]

BlackRock launches pensions-focused multi-asset fund

BlackRock has launched a multi-asset strategic growth fund targeted at defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes seeking long-term growth and less volatility than equities. A minimum of 5 per cent of the fund’s capital will be invested in to environmental, social and governance themes. BlackRock, which manages $6.44 trillion of assets globally, also says […]

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‘Low volatility’: low risk, low reward?

Robin Geffen, Fund Manager & CEO, Neptune ‘Low volatility’ products originated as tools for institutional investors who were contractually obliged to provide instant liquidity. Now they are sold to individual savers – the very people who need long-term options the most. Find out more here Important information Investment risks    Neptune funds may have a high […]

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  1. I am honestly curious, why do so many people think that the government should be making decisions for people, rather than encouraging them to take responsibility for themselves?

    Do you like the interference of a nanny state?

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