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Jun 15, 2017

BLOG: Do you spend more on your hair than your pension?

Everyone likes to be pampered whether it's with a massage or a hair cut. But by shaving money off the monthly beauty budget, your pension savings can really benefit in the long-ter...
Jun 07, 2017

Why we all need to consider social care costs for later life now

Given the UK's ageing population, social care and the costs involved have come to the fore but it's important to make preparations for your later life needs now.
Jun 05, 2017

Will new tech spell the end of ‘cookie cutter’ multi-asset funds?

Modern technology has opened bespoke wealth management up to the masses. But what will this mean for the traditional multi-asset fund approach to investing?
May 24, 2017

In the new world, savers must act fast or risk disappointment

One unintended consequence of the depressed savings market is savers are now savvier. They take notice and act quickly when a top-paying account launches.
May 11, 2017

BLOG: Europe’s Fellowship journey through darkest hour

Emmanuel Macron's recent French presidential election victory shows there is light at the end of the tunnel for European equities.
May 08, 2017

BLOG: Geopolitical events shouldn’t dominate investors’ thoughts

Given the civil war in Syria, tensions between the US, China and North Korea, and pressure in the EU, should investors be concerned about the potential impact of geopolitical risk ...
Apr 24, 2017

Behavioural scientist: why we bury our heads in the sand when it comes to money

Behavioural scientist Nathalie Spencer explains why we are often reluctant to change the way we handle our money.
Apr 21, 2017

Is Trump the best thing to happen to China?

Despite Donald Trump's pre-election rhetoric and the threat posed to the Chinese economy from his presidential seat, China looks more stable than the US and is poised to take advan...
Apr 17, 2017

BLOG: Baby boomers have got it wrong about financial advisers

'Baby boomers' are reluctant to seek financial advice. Here, pensions expert Martin Tilley tries to convince them of the merits.
Apr 10, 2017

Three hidden gem funds with big potential

The world’s most expensive diamond ever sold at auction went for £57m (US$71m) this week. While that’s an awful lot of money to spend on a tiny rock, the buyers—Chinese jewe...
Mar 31, 2017

Ladies: mind the pensions gap

When it comes to retirement, there’s a glaring pension gap between men and women making it more prudent for ladies to examine each source of retirement income and address any sho...
Mar 22, 2017

Five reasons SIPPs make sense

Self Invested Personal pensions (SIPPs as it is more commonly known) were first introduced in 1989 and have evolved into a flexible way for individuals to save for their retirement...
Mar 21, 2017

BLOG: Only financial education will stop pension scams

The pension freedoms have bought greater flexibility to those approaching retirement but it’s also given scammers a window of opportunity. Financial advice and education are key ...
Mar 09, 2017

Women in the spotlight: the best female fund managers

To mark International Women's Day yesterday, we look at four female fund managers who might provide inspiration to those wanting to get into the industry.
Mar 06, 2017

Is a pensions shake-up on the way?

With the Budget imminent, the financial services and in particular, pensions industry is holding its breath with the prospect of potential changes.
Mar 06, 2017

BLOG: Defined benefit pension transfers – friend or foe?

Defined benefit pension transfers were far more commonplace 30 years ago. Today there are still instances were a transfer is appropriate, writes financial planner Rebecca Taylor.

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