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Drip-feed Drawdown – A tax efficient pension income solution

As more clients than before are entering pension drawdown, your role as an adviser is so important in converting their pension pot efficiently into a regular income stream and ensuring this income is sustainable. That’s where solutions like Drip-feed Drawdown are highly valuable. In this film, Scottish Widows’ expert Roy Vickery looks at the benefit […]

Emerging markets: firing on all cylinders

Ewan Thompson, Head of Emerging Market Equities, Neptune Over the last two years, emerging markets have enjoyed a strong return to outperformance, driven by the first synchronised global growth episode since before the global financial crisis. With emerging market economic indicators accelerating rapidly – and faster than those in developed markets – Ewan Thompson, discusses […]

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Reality check!

Tracey Miller, Marketing Consultant I’ve just recently returned to work following 11 months of maternity leave with my second child. This ‘free time’ (cough!), meant that I could catch snippets of day time TV in between feeds and nursery runs. One particular morning, English actress Holly Matthews was giving an interview on ‘Lorraine’ about the recent […]

How your advice can bridge the care gap

Amanda Docherty, Senior Marketing Consultant My mum recently had a spell in hospital. I won’t go into all the detail but the crux of it was she had a degenerative condition which affected the nerves in her neck. After a year off work and endless visits to the doctor, she was referred to a specialist. Exactly […]

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What to expect from April’s contributions increase

Steve Webb, Director of Policy and External Communications Our latest policy paper looks at the potential impact of the upcoming statutory phasing increase, and how to help your clients. The first phase of automatic enrolment has been a huge success. One million employers have automatically enrolled around nine million workers into a workplace pension. When […]

European note

Europe: are we coming to the end of this equity market correction?

Rob Burnett, Head of European Equities, Neptune The factors behind the recent stock market correction can be characterised into three broad areas: the unwinding of the low volatility phase in markets, a peak in some leading economic indicators (PMIs), and tariff related developments. Where do we stand on these three factors? Read more. Investment Risks […]

Tech troubles

Ali Unwin, Chief Technology Officer, Neptune Another big tech wobble – the Nasdaq has now fallen for 10 of the past 12 days – as a number of bad headlines spiralled into a good old-fashioned ‘pile-on’. In short (with our thoughts)… Read more here Important Information Investment risks This Fund may have a high volatility […]