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Chile election: Another boost for Latin American markets

Thomas Smith, Head of Latin American Equities The second round of the Chilean presidential election took place last month, with Sebastian Pinera of the centre-right Chile Vamos coalition defeating the ruling centre-left coalition candidate Senator Alejandro Guillier. Chile is the latest country in Latin America to elect a market-friendly and pro-business president – across Latin […]

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Former Towry chief to join Smith & Williamson board

Former Towry chief executive Andrew Fisher is set to join Smith and Williamson as a non-executive director, it is understood. Fisher left Towry in 2014 after 10 years with the company, joining first as chairman in 2004 and then becoming chief executive in 2006. Smith and Williamson declined to comment on the appointment. In its […]

Ascot Lloyd Bellpenny confirms independence in rebrand

Ascot Lloyd Financial Services and Bellpenny have confirmed they are now a fully independent financial advice firm operating under the Ascot Lloyd name, following a merger last July. Money Marketing revealed the merger, which created a company with £6bn assets under advice. That merger brought together restricted Bellpenny and independent Ascot Lloyd. Bellpenny announced in […]

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What pension tax policymakers can learn from AE success

It is time for the Treasury to hand over pension tax reins The Department for Work and Pensions has just released its automatic enrolment review, which points to various factors it claims are indicative of the policy’s success. Between 2012 (when auto-enrolment started) and 2016, participation has increased among eligible employees from 55 to 78 […]

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