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FE launches responsibly managed portfolios

FE has added a range of responsibly managed portfolios to FE Invest in response to increasing demand for sustainable and ethical investments. The suite of risk-targeted portfolios will use the FE ratings system and proprietary technology to achieve diversification and suitable levels of volatility, overseen by a team of analysts. To be included in the […]

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Capturing less wealthy clients can be worth the risk

Servicing smaller clients remains a challenge. Actually, it is inaccurate to refer to this service deficit as a challenge because that assumes finding a way to reach this group profitably, competitively and compliantly is something advisers are bothered about. They are not. In the main. Although some recognise the latent opportunities from the so-called mass […]

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Consumers say lack of advice stops them saving

Consumers think they would be saving £134 a month more if they had financial advice, survey of over 1,000 people has found. The Nottingham Building Society commissioned research shows that 21 per cent of adults say they aren’t saving as much as they could without advice, and are losing out on around £1,600 a year […]

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Alternative assets: what are they and why invest in them?

Michael Howard, Head of Alternative Investments at Prudential Portfolio Management Group (PPMG), analyses how alternative assets can benefit multi-asset portfolios. As yields have compressed and forward-looking return expectations have fallen in the past few years, investors have sought alternatives to traditional asset classes to supplement their income and boost their total return. Please remember that […]

Need guaranteed, increasing retirement income? This may be the answer

It’s well known that people tend to become more financially conservative the closer they are to retirement, and grow increasingly cautious with their pension savings. At that point the focus is often more about protecting accrued savings rather than building funds for retirement. This has become even more topical after pension freedoms were introduced in […]

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