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Supportive employer

Romer-Lee says: “Great managers need a supportive employer and one who understands what investment management is all about. They give managers the resources and the freedom to invest. There’s all sorts of subplots here – the tension between being owned by a bank, being a privately-owned company or being a listed business, because you can argue that there can be conflicts of interest between what’s right for the unitholders and what’s right for the shareholders or the parent company.”

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Pensions and retirement planning

HMRC tightens pension scheme registration rules Neil Dickey HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced that it has tightened its pension scheme registration rules with effect from 21 October 2013 in order to help in the fight against pension liberation fraud. Pension liberation schemes offer pension members early access to their pension – which can […]


CBI: 0.75% charge cap could see employers cut pension contributions

The Confederation of British Industry has warned proposals to cap auto-enrolment charges at 0.75 per cent will force its members to reassess half of their group personal pensions and increase the risk of employers cutting pension contributions. The Department for Work and Pensions is currently considering three possible charge caps for auto-enrolment default funds – […]


Labour peers eye regional variations for state pension age

Labour peers are pushing for variations in the state pension age based on the type of job people have held and where they live. Speaking at the second reading of the Pensions Bill in the House of Lords yesterday, Labour members attacked Government moves to increase the pensions age as “one size fits all”. The […]

Dividend slump? Not if you look globally

By George Boyd-Bowman, Manager of the Neptune Global Income Fund Recent research has indicated that global dividend growth will slump by as much as 50 per cent in 2016. As collapsing commodities hit high-profile dividend payers, George Boyd-Bowman explains why the US and Japan are his top picks for income growth in 2016. Click here […]


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