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Financial jargon putting women off investing

Adviser’s overuse of financial jargon, a lack of confidence, and an increased perception of risk have led to a disparity in the uptake of investment advice between men and women, research from HSBC shows. The HSBC data shows women are more likely to think their friends and family do not want to talk about investing, […]

Portfolio manager ousted after ‘professional conduct’ probe

River and Mercantile Asset Management high profile portfolio manager Philip Rodrigs has been ousted from the business with immediate effect following an investigation into “a professional conduct” matter. Since December 2017, the company at the £32.6bn fund group has been investigating Rodrigs and found he was “incompatible with the high standards and expectations we hold”, […]

Finding security in bond markets

Martin Foden, head of credit research at Royal London Asset Management, explores the role of secured bonds, considering the impact of default and the characteristics of secured bonds versus supranationals and highlighting some examples. He also examines the evolution of the credit market and rating agency inefficiencies. Read the article in full: The value of […]

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Pension Wise — now taking calls…

Those with decent-length memories will recall that in the 2014 Budget statement George Osborne announced the new (and entirely unexpected) pension freedoms. The new rules come fully into force in less than two weeks.

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