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Schroders equity duo Nick Kirrage and Kevin Murphy are among the big-name fund managers to lose their FE Alpha Manager title in this year’s rebalance. In total, 26 fund managers lost their FE Alpha Manager rating in 2018. The rating is awarded to the top 10 per cent of UK retail fund managers according to […]

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Gregg McClymont: Just what is going on with life expectancy?

An increase in UK death statistics is concerning for longevity models, so relied upon in the pensions industry A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Put me down as a pessimist. And yet, when it comes to the implications of increasing life expectancy, I fear my […]

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Critical illness vs income protection: Which is easiest for advisers?

There is a common misconception that harsh underwriting makes income protection more difficult for advisers to place. Income protection has always had a reputation for being difficult due to the strict view insurers take when underwriting the cover. Even now I still hear “harsh underwriting” as a reason advisers do not offer it, defaulting instead […]

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Whether you’re a small company or an established larger employer, expanding overseas into emerging markets can be an extremely attractive prospect for growing your business. However, with this comes a duty-of-care requirement to any staff based overseas.

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