FCA turns focus to intergenerational retirement issues

The FCA has reiterated its stance on ensuring the next generation of consumers will have the best outcomes possible in retirement. In a speech to the Pensions Policy Institute, FCA strategy and competition executive director strategy Christopher Woolard says the “package of remedies” to help improve consumer engagement, promote competition and protect consumers will be […]

Justin Cash, Editor of Money Marketing

Editor’s note: FCA is right to target pension cash defaults

By putting so much power back into the hands of the saver, the pension freedoms were always going to lead to a lottery of outcomes. While there have certainly been some positive stories, financial literacy is poor – and knowledge of pensions options particularly so. It’s three years in, and the FCA has just dropped […]

Inflation figures cast doubt over interest rate rise

Inflation stayed put at 2.4 per cent in June, bucking against an expectation it would rise to 2.6 per cent. Data from the Office for National Statistics released today show inflation will remain at its lowest level for 12 months. Smith & Williamson Global Inflation-Linked Bond Fund manager Thomas Wells says the Bank of England will now […]

Bring social risks into global stock analysis

Peter Rutter, Head of Equities at Royal London Asset Management, explains the importance of considering social risks when analysing stocks for selection, as including analysis from this angle can often provide some surprising results. Read the article here. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of investments and the income from […]


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