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Pension liberation fraud falls as crooks target larger savings

The number of pension liberation frauds reported to police has dramatically fallen over the last five months, but evidence suggests increasingly sophisticated criminals are targeting ever larger sums. Latest figures from the City of London police show that in February, the latest month for which figures are available, just 12 cases of liberation fraud were […]

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How will pensions early access for advice work in practise?

A plan to allow savers to dip into their pensions early to pay for advice has prompted a call for controls to be imposed. Advisers and providers are concerned over how the money would be transferred to clients. Last week the Financial Advice Market Review recommended all-owing people to draw on their pension savings up […]

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In the dock: Providers on trial over workplace pensions

Dogged by criticism over their lack of independence and powers, new watchdogs for workplace pensions have published their first reviews into provider practices. Ahead of the reports being published, insurers moved to slash exit penalties and update poor-value legacy products. But how much credit can the new independent governance committees take for changing behaviour? Are […]

Sticking to valuation discipline when investing in China

Journalist Alexis Xydias discusses the opportunities – and potential pitfalls – of investing in China with Artemis fund manager Peter Saacke. With Peter holding significant positions in China in the Artemis funds he manages, journalist Alexis Xydias quizzes Peter on the risks of investing in Chinese stocks – including over-valuations, margin trading and financial reporting issues. Click here for video

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