Treasury officials have reportedly described the 2012 target for the state pension to be linked to earnings as an “optimistic ambition”. Cicero Consulting director Iain Anderson says next summer’s spending review and the date of Chancellor Gordon Brown’s predicted takeover as Prime Minister will be key issues.
Insurer brings in training and development to improve its service standard levels and increase response rates
Following the article in Money Marketing last week about the National Savings and Investments (NS&I) guaranteed equity bond, we have decided to change future ads. The ad stated that the bonds will “genuinely outperform any growth in the FTSE 100 index”. At NS&I, while not regulated by the FSA, we follow the FSA handbook rules […]
New Star has launched a Mythbuster campaign on its website aimed at dispelling the misconceptions it believes are putting some IFAs off multi-manager funds.
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Dr. Andrew Lo, Founder and Chief Investment Strategist at AlphaSimplex, discusses why it is difficult to keep a long-term perspective in short-term markets.
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