Funding for the state pension will be depleted by 2032 without a rise in National Insurance Contributions, the Government Actuary’s Department predicts. In order to avoid a deficit, GAD says that a 5 per cent rise in NICs could be needed. The numbers assume current policy such as the triple-lock holds and the state pension […]
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Old Mutual has called on the FCA to reverse its decision not to create a standalone equity release qualification for financial advisers. The call follows figures published today from the Equity Release Council which show a record quarter for equity release activity in Q4 2017. The total amount of housing wealth unlocked by over-55 homeowners […]
Jupiter Fund Management inflows increased five-fold in 2017, despite outflows from the Merlin portfolios, a trading update published this morning shows. The quarterly update revealed net inflows to 31 December were £600m taking 2017 total inflows to £5.5bn. That compares to £1bn net inflows in 2016. Mutual funds attracted £458m over the quarter, taking AUM […]
By James Hackman, Manager of the Neptune US Income Fund Watch James Hackman, Manager of the Neptune US Income Fund, discuss why he believes companies demonstrating dividend growth – not just with high headline yields – is key in generating outperformance in the US. Click here to watch the video Important information: Investment Risks Neptune […]
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