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A report has called for more government involvement in resolving the “self-employed pensions crisis” as new figures show just 31 per cent of the self-employed are paying into a pension. The study from The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed puts forward six solutions to improve savings rates across the group. Several of the […]

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Investors rank their own research above information from advisers

Financial advisers were ranked as the second most important source of information for those making investment decisions for retirement in a global Schroders survey. More than 22,000 people from 30 countries took part in the research Overall, investors cited their own research from third-party sources as the most important information source. Globally, financial advisers were […]

Trade body wants investment to be ‘front and centre’ for DC schemes

The Investment Association has called for greater collaboration between investment managers and pension schemes, saying the investment process must be ‘front and centre’ for defined contribution pensions. In a report released today, the IA is also calling for greater transparency of investment costs allowing savers to better assess value for money in DC investment. IA […]

Europe: why persist with value today?

By Rob Burnett, Neptune’s Head of European Equities The Neptune European Opportunities Fund remains committed to a value bias. We see a broadening array of opportunities in diversified industries at compelling valuations today. The most complicated part of the market is the European banks. We are currently overweight in this sub-sector as many banks are […]

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