Watch Scottish Widows’ first Change Talk on the EU referendum outcome and the economy, with Lucy O’Carroll, Chief Economist at Aberdeen Asset Management.
More than £200bn in advised platform assets are up for grabs due to acquisitions and replatforming, research suggests. A report by The Lang Cat says around £207bn in assets are “in flight” because of upheaval in the platform market. The report says: “This figure is a result of a combination of the takeovers currently being […]
Indian equities have officially re-entered a bull market, with the benchmark index climbing to a 11-month high. But this is just the start, argues Neptune head of Indian Equities Kunal Desai. Read more: Important information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past performance is not a guide for future […]
The UK will be living the consequences of Brexit for years to come – yet the rest of the world seems to have moved on. At least that is the conclusion you would draw when observing recent moves in global stock markets. That said, there is no getting away from the fact the global recovery […]
Those who know me know I have a modestly successful website, YouTube channel and podcast called MeaningfulMoney. The site is intended to educate the public about financial planning matters and it seems to be succeeding, given the almost daily emails I receive from visitors. What I never intended was that MeaningfulMoney would become a vital […]
A quarter (23 per cent)* of the UK’s small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) do not have an absence management system in place, according to new research from Jelf Employee Benefits. Despite 69 per cent* of organisations having a system in place, three-quarters (75 per cent) report that it is not providing them with sufficiently empowering absence or health data to inform an effective wellbeing programme.
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Offsetting the cost of advice this way would benefit clients and advisers alike One of the multiple barriers to better take-up of financial advice is that some people are unwilling or unable to meet the upfront cost. In response to this, the government has allowed people to take small chunks (three lots of £500) out […]
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