Investors from the UK put more money into the Luxemburg-based funds of Franklin Templeton Investments and HSBC Investments than their onshore ranges which suggests that offshore funds are becoming an increasingly important part of the UK market.
The majority of emerging markets have not escaped the global liquidity crisis unscathed but there have not been any material changes in the fundamentals of emerging market economies. The factors underpinning growth remain in place.
Welcome to the latest update for The Brunner Investment Trust PLC from the Trust’s portfolio manager, Lucy Macdonald. Market Review Global equities have rallied over the first quarter of 2017, buoyed by signs of strengthening growth and optimism over company earnings, although this rally has faded towards the quarter end. US equities posted their strongest […]
Annuities, drawdown, Sipps – these terms can confuse and alienate customers. People really just want to know what will enable them to have the retirement they’ve always dreamed of, with enough flexibility to deal with life’s changing circumstances and perhaps a small inheritance to pass on too. What is everyday terminology for us in the […]
Royal London has published a discussion paper with pensions lawyers Eversheds Sutherland to help defined benefit trustees handle members interested in transfers. It aims to help trustees understand both what the law requires of them and what good practice might look like. The paper calls on trustees to make members aware that transfer values are […]
A group of 20 providers has met to discuss how to make the pension dashboard a reality as the fate of the project remains uncertain. While many industry figures and prominent MPs like work and pensions select committee chair Frank Field remain committed to the concept, earlier this month secretary of state Esther McVey put […]