Govt warned over lack of social impact investment products

The Government has been presented with recommendations on how to address a dearth of savings, pensions and investment products focussed on achieving social good despite strong consumer demand. AllianzGI deputy chair Elizabeth Corley led a group of 60 representatives from across financial services and the social sector to increase products available while broadening funding sources […]


Robo-paraplanner launches for workplace pensions

Research consultants F&TRC have launched a workplace pensions robo paraplanner that will help employers find a new provider. According to F&TRC, advisers will be able to compare large numbers of workplace pension providers and offerings in a matter of hours. The robo-paraplanner will produce a report based on specific employer requirements. F&TRC director Ian McKenna […]


FCA policy head on the future of advice regulation

The FCA’s director of policy has shed light on the regulator’s approach to the advice market, backing a number of measures intended to improve access to advice. In a presentation at the Personal Finance Society Festival of Financial Planning today, David Geale told advisers that, on the back of the Financial Advice Market Review, the […]

M&G unveils ESG global high yield fund

M&G Investments has launched a global high yield fund with ESG screening. The new strategy, which is co-managed by James Tomlins and Stefan Isaacs, will invest a minimum of 80 per cent of its assets in global high yield bonds across issuers, geographies and sectors. The managers will use a three-phase screening process to incorporate […]

Jelf flexible benefits

In Focus: How to choose a flexible benefits provider — seven top tips

Jelf Employee Benefits looks at some of the key considerations employers should think about when reviewing and choosing a flexible benefits provider. Choosing the right benefits for your employees is one thing but delivering a successful employee benefits strategy is about understanding the complete picture and delivering it in a personalised way so that it resonates with each and every individual in your business. 


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