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The return of inflation

Alex Ralph, manager of the Artemis High Income Fund, sees further pressure on government bonds as inflationary pressures build on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Trump set to scrap planned US advice rules

Proposals that would change the way retirement products are sold in the US could be scrapped under the Trump administration. According to a Financial Times report, advisers to president-elect Donald Trump are considering stopping reforms that would see advisers who give retirement advice putting the client’s interest above their own according to a “fiduciary standard”. […]

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Outgoing MAS chief: I’ve turned us around

Outgoing Money Advice Service chief executive Caroline Rookes has credited her tenure with turning the embattled agency around, despite having to fend off constant criticism from Government and advisers. Rookes announced yesterday she will retire from her post in April 2017. She had initially intended to retire in February this year, but wanted to stay to […]

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Chris Gilchrist: ETFs could be next for a meltdown

Exchange-traded funds are a likely candidate for the next systemic financial crisis. While most bond fund managers cannot see why interest rates will rise, a major sell-off in bond ETFs would send all interest rates up. The problem is that, while ETFs have delivered low costs, they cannot deliver on other aspects of their promises […]

Converting pension savings to a retirement income…

Since last year’s reforms to pension legislation, a significant number of retirees have chosen income drawdown over purchasing an annuity. Income drawdown is more flexible than an annuity. However, it also increases the likelihood that individuals won’t be able to maintain their income throughout their lifetime. In this short video, we explain the risks that […]

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