The choice between employment or self-employment needs careful consideration by advisers and the firms employing them. A lot of debate has taken place over the years regarding the relative merits of advisers being self-employed versus employed. This article highlights some of the issues that I think need to be considered and confronts some of what […]
Passive investing now accounts for nearly half of all global assets under management. Fifteen years ago, that was close to zero. It’s clear where the flows have come from as well: out of active funds, as we have become accustomed to keeping a closer eye on value for money from those we trust with our […]
Auto-enrolment has transformed saving and new regulations will help the pensions industry keep up. In 2012, pensions saving ebbed to a new low. Just 42 per cent of eligible private sector workers were participating in a workplace pension. Just six years on, that figure has soared to 81 per cent. The impact of auto-enrolment has […]
Industry needs new ways of increasing confidence, with high payout rates falling on deaf ears Paying claims is at the heart of the protection industry but the positive picture painted by high payout rates doesn’t appear to be getting through to consumers. Most providers publish their claims data each year, highlighting the fact the number […]
While Dubai is leading the way in terms of legislating for expat healthcare in the Gulf, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and others are watching and learning – that’s according to Jelf International’s director of international services, Doug Rice. He believes the pace of change in the Gulf states will continue and that some level of unified healthcare system will be introduced across the region.
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