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Royal London takes Riley on the road

Royal London is hosting a series of roadshows about the launch of is new insured investment product, Riley. The roadshows will take place between September 29 and October 13 at venues across the UK.

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ABI supports abolition of age 70 rule

The Association of British Insurers is supporting the abolition of the age 70 rule on protection products. The FSA’s consultation on the rule is due to end on September 6 and providers and trade bodies are expected to call for its abolition.If the rule is scrapped, Icob advisers will be allowed to sell policies maturing […]

E&Y joins Reits group

Ernst & Young has confirmed it has become the latest member of the Reits and Quoted Property Group, the organisation behind the reita.org website and educational campaign. The group, which was established to raise awareness and understanding of real estate investment trusts, now comprises 31 member companies.Reits will be introduced to the UK on January […]

Lifesearch warning after finding errors in product material

Lifesearch has warned protection providers to monitor closely the information they send out to advisers and networks after it found inaccuracies in promotional material from three life companies.The errors were found in product feature comparison tables, with the life offices in each case wrongly claiming that a competitor product did not contain certain features that […]

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Neptune video: Abenomics: the impetus for Japan’s fast-track recovery?

The remarkable performance of the TOPIX over the past year has caused many sceptical equity investors to look again at the Japanese market. These returns have come despite very significant problems facing the Japanese economy. Chris Taylor, manager of the Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund, discusses these problems and whether Abenomics will be able to overcome them, enabling the market to continue to rise.

In the video, Taylor addresses the following:

• The size and speed of Japan’s unprecedented monetary policy
• Abenomics and the implications should it fail
• Corporate Japan and beneficiaries of government policy

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