The Liberal Democrats have promised to embark on a review of plans to introduce a single rate of pensions tax relief. The policy, unveiled today in the Lib Dem manifesto, commits the party to an investigation of plans long demanded by pensions minister Steve Webb. The manifesto says: “We will establish a review to consider […]
Advisers waiting for a flood of products to meet the demands of the new pension freedoms have been told to expect “evolution, not revolution”. Pension freedom day finally arrived this week, giving savers greater control over their pensions than ever before. Commentators have predicted there will not be a flurry of new products to serve […]
Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls and pensions minister Steve Webb are the most high profile financial services scalps to be claimed after a shock election night. Balls, who previously held a majority of just 1,101 in the constituency of Morley & Outwood, lost out to Conservative Andrea Jenkins by 422 votes. Webb lost to Conservative candidate […]
With political uncertainty high on the agenda, my focus is to find companies that can be resilient across many different macro-economic outcomes. Resilient in as much as whilst the shares may fall out of favour with the stockmarket for a period, the company itself has the management team and business model in place to enable […]
Walter Price, senior portfolio manager, Allianz Global Investors, discusses where he sees the main opportunities in 2017, exciting growth companies and artificial intelligence developments, and the impact of the rise in prices of tech stocks.
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