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Radical reform of pension system required – Which?

Responding to yseterday&#39s Pensions Commission report, Which? principal policy adviser Mick McAteer says: “If the government is to restore trust – our research shows less than one in three trust financial institutions to run their pensions – and remove the risk associated with taking out a pension, it must embark on a truly radical reform of the entire system, including a simplified and improved state pension system. Only then will today&#39s consumers know what choices face them, and future generations will not have to pay the price for today&#39s pension policy failures.”


Buy-to-let is long term investment

Property investors should consider buy-to-let as a long term investment based upon capital growth rather than an opportunity to make a quick buck, says investment property mortgage broker Mortgages for Business. Managing director David Whittaker says: &#34Like all investment opportunities, investors should be cautious of schemes offering to make millionaires with little or no outlay […]

Richard Verdin on protection

The way consumers buy things is changing for ever and, like other distribution outlets, if we choose to ignore the realities of consumer trends and buying habits, then we do so at our peril. Every day, more and more people are buying, or at least committing to buy, things online but for businesses, simply having […]

Julian Gibbs

Patrick Evershed, who in June 2002 moved to New Star after a highly successful career with Rathbones, has been equally successful with his New Star select opportunities fund. Since its launch in June 2002, it is fourth in the UK all companies sector out of 286 funds with a rise of over 30 per cent. […]

JP Morgan giving free rein to Euro managers

JP Morgan Fleming Asset Management is tapping into European markets with a UK-domiciled Oeic. The Europe dynamic (excluding UK) fund is jointly managed by James Elliot and Ajay Gambhir, who will focus on absolute rather than relative returns. The managers will have unconstrained stock selection and no index-weighting limitations. The fund, which is available for […]


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