Pensions minister Andrew Smith has presented the Pensions Bill to the House of Commons. The bill, which aims to strengthen the rights of individuals with benefits in final salary schemes, will be published tomorrow morning. It is also expected to set out the structure of the pension protection fund.
Type: Enterprise investment scheme Aim: Growth by investing in the project management of computer and video games Minimum investment:Lump sum £3,000 Opening/closing date: January 19, 2004-April 5, 2004 for 2003/04 tax year April 30, 2004 for 2004/5 tax year Charges:Initial 5% Commission: Initial 2.5% Tel: 020 7367 5606
The Department for Work and Pensions' proposals for improving take-up of occupational pensions schemes have been welcomed by the Conservatives and the TUC but the Liberal Democrats say the plans are wasting time. The Tories support the proposal that employees should have to opt out rather than opt into company schemes. But the LibDems accuse […]
It is 5.30am on Monday when I stumble out of bed in search of inspiration, black coffee and clean clothes. I am driving to work and if I do not leave the house before 6am I will be stuck on the chaotic A40 for the best part of two hours. Crash downstairs to discover that […]
KREIS CONSULTING Johnson Seafarms - Cod 1 Type: Enterprise investment scheme Aim: Growth by investing in a Shetland-based cod farm Minimum investment: Lump sum £30,000 Opening/closing date: January 1, 2004/March 1, 2004 Charges: Initial 4% Commission: Initial 2% Tel: 0141 5641523 Johnson Seafarms - Cod 1 is an enterprise investment scheme investing in a cod […]
After a year of correctly anticipating bund yields (negative) and defaults (Abengoa), James Foster looks forward to a rise in interest rates in 2016.
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Experts have played down any immediate moves from the FCA towards those firms that are not prepared for Mifid II regulation that comes into force on 3 January 2018. However, concerns remain that a “material number” of small asset managers have not yet started preparing for the major European regulation. The FCA expects firms to […]
OMGI chief executive and star fund manager Richard Buxton is set to lead a management buyout of the single-strategy funds division of Old Mutual Wealth with the backing of TA Associates. The £550m deal is set to be announced before Christmas, Sky News reports. The buyout is part of Old Mutual’s managed separation, which is […]