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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 […]

‘Sudden resignation’ by Invesco in fight over fees leaves trust hunting for new manager

The Invesco Perpetual Enhanced Income investment trust is weighing up bids from new managers after Invesco unexpectedly resigned from the mandate over a dispute around fees. The board of Invesco Perpetual Enhanced Income Limited says it has received “a significant number of highly credible proposals” from investment managers wishing to take over the trust. It has narrowed […]

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Recruitment bosses plead guilty after posing as staff to stop workers’ pension payments

Two directors and five senior staff of a national recruitment agency face sentencing after they were found impersonating temporary workers in order to opt them out of their workplace pension scheme. Workchain directors Phil Tong and Adam Hinkley and five senior staff were prosecuted by The Pensions Regulator for an offence of unauthorised access to […]

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Guide: how to… communicate with your pension members

Effective communication of your pension scheme is a large part of getting auto-enrolment right. Delivering the same message to all employees is not necessarily the way to go. To assist you with the communication of your pension scheme, we have provided some key areas to think about, such as:

  • What to consider when segmenting your workforce
  • How to communicate to pension scheme members at the right time in their member lifecycle
  • What topics you should be discussing with your pension members
  • The new pension freedoms and the importance of communicating them

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