Andrew Tully: Tax relief reform is as big as it gets for pensions

The Government’s pension tax relief consultation closes at the end of September. While, at first glance, the outcome appears relatively open, there is a danger the Government has favoured a move to an Isa-style system, which will bring in significant tax revenues over the next few years. Using these savings to help reduce the UK […]


TSC member: Lobby US to cancel RBS’ £5bn fines

The Foreign Office should lobby the US to scrap litigation against the Royal Bank of Scotland, according to Treasury select committee member Jacob Rees-Mogg. RBS is facing $8bn (£5bn) worth of fines over mortgage-backed securities sold in the US before the financial crisis. The Telegraph reports Conservative MP Rees-Mogg asked the bosses of UK Financial […]


ABI chief: Ban ‘irresponsible’ pensions as bank accounts comparison

Association of British Insurers director general Huw Evans has told MPs that the concept of equating a pension to a bank account should be banished. Giving oral evidence at yesterday’s Work and Pensions select committee hearing, Evans said: “If I could rub a lamp ‘Aladdin-style’ and have a few wishes certainly one of them would […]


Chris Gilchrist: Robo-advice will not give much comfort

Astronomer Royal Sir Martin Rees and Stephen Hawking have both warned artificial intelligence could terminate the human race. In comparison, some advice ghetto dwellers’ worries that similar creatures could terminate financial advisers may seem trivial. My view is that we should focus, as the scientists do, on the possible harms to those served by the […]

The Natixis Solution: H2O MultiReturns Fund

A product designed to bring some unique attributes to the crowded absolute return global macro space With diversification and risk management top of investors’ wish lists when it comes to alternatives, step forward the H2O MultiReturns Fund. H2O Asset Management is an independent boutique backed by Natixis Global Asset Management and has a 14-year track […]


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