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Scottish Life cuts terminal bonuses

Scottish Life has become the latest company to cut terminal bonuses across life and pensions products in line with stockmarket falls.

The maturity payout on a 10 year endowment has come down 4.6 per cent to £8,895 from £9,329. A 25 year endowment maturity payout has come down to 8.7 per cent £99,758 from £109,336. Both are based on a male aged 30 paying £50 a month.


Exeter Fund Managers – Hidden Value Portfolio

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Recovering companies the key for Hambros

JO Hambro Capital Management is keeping its eye on the stockmarkets critical list to spot recovering companies for its UK Recovery fund.The fund is aimed at experienced medium-risk investors looking for growth with some income and is one of four new open-ended investment companies (Oeics) that JO Hambro Capital Management is using to break into […]

Independent view

If you had told me before Equitable&#39s downfall that they would fall from grace as spectacularly as they have, I suspect I would have been somewhat sceptical. Of course, none of us operate with the benefit of hindsight, so it is not surprising that I could not have predicted recent events.A lot of our business […]

Why the charge cap does not fit

Is the end of the 1 per cent world nigh? There are signs of a Government rethink, so maybe. There are strong arguments that personal pension charges were too high in the past.Stakeholder has helped cure that com-plaint but the medicine risks finishing off the patient. The charge cap may be too low for the […]

US election

Capital Market Notes, November 2016 David Lafferty, chief market strategist at Natixis Global Asset Management, looks at the impact on markets and portfolios since the somewhat surprising outcome of the US election. Click here


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