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Brexit – risks and opportunities for your portfolio

Brexit was a big shock to many investors. There’s been a ‘sledgehammer’ response from the Bank of England. So what can you learn from the risks and opportunities around Brexit? The Bank of England cut interest rates for the first time in over seven years by 0.25bp from a previous record low of 0.5pc. A

August 15, 2016 Categories: Investment, Investment Strategy, Markets

What do FDs think of trustees – the good the bad and the ugly part 1

So what do FDs think of trustees? Well it was certainly no easy task but we managed to pin down 261 in our first ever FD survey and gather consensus on their views of the decision-making practices of defined benefit trustees. We’ve previously surveyed trustees on the same topic and I’m going to compare and

Saving for retirement – the biggest changes to pensions in 100 years (for now!)

This is my third and last blog of this series. In my first blog I looked at the three phases of retirement most of us are likely to experience. The amount of income required at each stage will depend on our age and activity levels. In my second blog I noted that given the new

Saving for retirement – so what’s to smile about? Blog 2

Saving for retirement – so what’s to smile about? In my first blog of this series I talked about how saving for retirement was tough given the huge expenses we all run up. However alls well that ends well ….and if you do put away more now then the bigger your retirement smile will be

Saving for retirement – so what’s to smile about?

Saving for retirement – so what’s to smile about? Saving for retirement is hard work but well worth that smile in retirement! The little things in life such as mortgages, rents, school fees etc tend to get in the way of this important saving. When looking ahead to post retirement years, I feel it is

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