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The Wells Street Journal: Out of Context

“Are you brushing up against the lifetime allowance limit Tom?”

Pensions minister Steve Webb after MM pensions hack Tom Selby complains about the complexity of lifetime allowance rules.

“I haven’t spoken to my wife for three months either.”

Friends Life UK chief executive John van der Wielen after an MM hack complains about only speaking to him once a quarter.

“Britain’s Got Talent…ed Financial Advisers.”

MM columnist and tax expert Tony Wickenden suggests a spin-off to the popular ITV talent show. 



Keith Richards: How do we create a savings culture?

There has been much focus and comment regarding the Chancellor’s retirement revolution but less on the potential to influence a positive savings culture in general. Welcomed by the general public and commentators alike, the Budget could also be viewed as a major stroke of political genius, given the potential short and long-term rewards for the […]

Chris Curry Pensions Policy Institute

Is pensions tax relief just too taxing?

Tax relief for pension saving has hit the headlines again, and this time not in the run up to the Budget or Autumn Statement. Steve Webb has suggested that, if he has his way, the Liberal Democrats will go into the general election next year with a policy of giving tax relief at a flat-rate […]


My Three Big Calls: Anthony Gillham on developed market government bonds, emerging market debt and specialist credit

Developed market government bonds Fixed income has enjoyed a strong start to 2014, delivering inflation-beating returns. Developed market government bonds have stood out, yet re-reading some of the bearish fixed income commentary from the start of the year, this might come as  a surprise. However, considering the 2013 sell-off restored term premium – the amount […]

State of the markets: global growth

In conversation with journalist Alexis Xydias, Artemis Global Growth Fund manager Peter Saacke discusses the state of global markets and how he is positioning his fund. Peter gives his views on the growth potential of US, Europe and emerging markets, each of which is on a different stage of the road to recovery. And with a […]


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