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Transgender pensions case moves to EU court

A transgender woman who was refused access to the state pension at the retirement age for women is having her case heard by EU judges. The UK Supreme Court has looked at case of 68-year-old MB, who transitioned from male to female, and blocked her entitlement to a pension at 60, the BBC reports. UK […]

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Mark Mobius: Emerging markets bright spots post-Brexit

On Friday 24 June financial markets around the world awoke to a post-Brexit hangover. The UK voting to leave the European Union left many investors surprised and the uncertainty of the situation and what comes next hit all markets. The emerging world was far from exempt, with the MSCI EM index experiencing a sharp decline. […]

Fund groups’ failure to ‘show us the money’

Pay is a sensitive subject. Discussion around pay always conjures up for me the Channel 4 documentary Show Me Your Money, where staff at Pimlico Plumbers took part in an experiment to tell each other just how much they took home in their pay packet. The twist was that once any perceived unfairnesses were exposed, […]

Scheme pays explained

By Fiona Hanrahan, senior product insight and technical support analyst We’ve received lots of queries on scheme pays and when it can be used. This article explains how it works and the conditions which apply. What is ‘scheme pays’? If an individual exceeds the annual allowance (AA) and an AA tax charge is due, they […]

It’s too soon to write Apple off

By Ali Unwin, Chief Technology Officer & Fund Manager at Neptune Earnings season is noisy in the technology sector and a good quarter does not make a good investment. Numbers that come in marginally ahead or behind ‘market expectations’ are extrapolated to produce narratives showing the rise or fall of companies. Our job as technology […]

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