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Alan Hughes: Is your DFM putting you at risk?

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Collapsed Sipp provider racks up £56m in compensation claims

Compensation claims against collapsed Sipp firm Lifetime Sipp Company have been valued at nearly £56m, with potentially more in the pipeline, according to its administrators. In a report published on Companies House today, Kingston Smith & Partners gives a breakdown of claims against the provider that went into administration earlier this year. Kingston Smith & […]

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Investment Uncovered: The Trump effect on gold

Gold prices historically have maintained a tight, inverse relationship with real yields on 10-year US Treasuries, but this relationship has weakened in the past year, suggesting the precious metal’s price is now being driven by other forces. Real yields are adjusted for inflation, so the real yield on 10-year US Treasuries, for example, is the […]

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Has pensions cold calling ban been worth waiting for?

The pensions cold calling ban has been a long time coming, but does it go far enough in protecting people from scams? If something is worth having, it is worth waiting for, so the saying goes. The ban on pensions cold calling is finally set to take effect from June, having reached the statute books this […]

Oil industry: only the fittest will survive

The actions of OPEC have forced the oil supply to fall and producers to cut costs and rationalise, says Richard Hulf In an interview with journalist Alexis Xydias, Richard Hulf, manager of the Artemis Global Energy Fund, explains the impact of the fall in the oil price on energy companies. Alexis also quizzes Richard on […]

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