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Treasury slashes Pension Wise budget

The Treasury has slashed the Pension Wise budget by more than a quarter, with advisers’ levy for the service set to drop by £2m. Documents published by the FCA alongside its 2016/17 business plan reveal the budget for the existing guidance service will drop 27 per cent, from £39.1m to £28.7m. The 2016/17 funding requirement […]

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Richard Buxton: Should central banks target inflation at any price?

Stockmarkets have had much to contend with since the start of the year. Apart from the obvious candidates of a falling oil price, worries over a US recession and a slowdown in China’s growth, a new concern has emerged. Has monetary policy as a means of stimulating economies reached the end of the road? The reaction […]

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Tilney Bestinvest eyes regional acquisitions after Towry deal

Tilney Bestinvest chief executive Peter Hall says the company will not seek any other large-scale acquisitions after its takeover of Towry, instead looking for regional deals. Tilney Bestinvest is to acquire Towry for £600m, buying the entire company, including Palamon Capital Partners’ majority stake and shares owned by Towry staff. The combined business will have […]

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Providers back FCA action over flawed retirement defaults

Providers are backing calls for the FCA and the Government to give firms safe harbour to move customers out of legacy products with out-of-date default investment strategies. A report published by Standard Life’s independent governance committee earlier this week revealed the insurer wants to move customers out of historical default strategies but is being prevented […]

India: from a macro to a micro story

Kunal Desai, Head of Indian Equities, Neptune After three years of gains, does the Indian market still represent good value? Watch Kunal Desai discuss the impact of Modi and where he is finding the best investment opportunities today. Important Information Investment risksNeptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past performance is not a […]

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