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Barnett Waddingham and Standard Life launch complete SME auto-enrolment solution

Pension consultants Barnett Waddingham and Standard Life have today announced the launch of a new complete packaged auto-enrolment solution, specifically designed for the 30,000 small and medium enterprise (SME) companies who will be required by law to auto-enrol their workforce in the next 18 months.* The launch of the solution reflects the growing demand for […]

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Help to Buy scheme suppresses rent rises

Rents stabilise across the country as owning property becomes more affordable with the Help to Buy scheme Average advertised rents declined in Q3 2013, reversing the inflated rental prices seen in recent years Greater London continues to operate in its own bubble with rents increasing by £55 over Q3   Move with Us Rental Index […]

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Fundamentals supporting gold remain intact – comment from Angelos Damaskos, CEO of Sector Investment Managers

Fundamentals supporting gold remain intact – comment from Angelos Damaskos, CEO of Sector Investment Managers and fund adviser to the Junior Gold Fund The US Dollar is likely to continue losing its global purchasing power Strong physical buying by Asian investors and central banks New holdings in Rio Alto Despite the gold price recently dropping […]

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Sackers launches DC Gap Analysis service

Sackers, the UK’s leading law firm for pension scheme trustees and sponsors, has launched a DC Gap Analysis service to assist trustees in complying with the requirements of The Pensions Regulator’s DC Code of Practice and Regulatory Guidance. The DC Gap Analysis service will allow trustees to assess the extent to which their schemes comply […]

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CF Miton UK Multi Cap Income fund marks first two years since launch with 61.4% return

The fund is the fourth best performing fund in the sector, outperforming its peers by 24.6%, since launch with the lowest volatility Miton Group plc marks the two year anniversary of its CF Miton UK Multi Cap Income Fund with significant outperformance against its peers. The CF Miton UK Multi Cap Income, managed by Gervais […]

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Market neutral approach proves worth as low volatility investment

Comment from Andy Kastner, portfolio manager of the JB Absolute Return Europe Equity Fund Despite recent improved market performance, economic uncertainty remains   Investors need to carefully consider the investment strategies they use in this environment JB Absolute Return Europe Equity Fund celebrates third anniversary with assets under management of EUR 224 million +13.8% return […]

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Asoka Wöhrmann, Co-CIO at DeAWM, on the US-Government-Shutdown and Debt-Ceiling

Asoka Wöhrmann, Co-CIO at DeAWM, on US-Government-Shutdown and Debt-Ceiling The budget and debt-ceiling battle in the United States has the world holding its breath. The fronts between the Republicans and the Democrats seem to have hardened. At the same time, a ceasefire must be reached by 17 October. This is the date the United States is […]

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Neighbours biggest threat to domestic bliss

A survey carried out by BLP Insurance, the housing warranty insurance provider, has found that a key concern among homeowners in the UK is outside influences such as neighbours and council works.  One in four of UK homeowners surveyed worried about the potential impact of disruptive neighbours or the council granting planning permission to build […]

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Toogood and Hutchison join City Financial

City Financial Investment Company Limited (City Financial), the rapidly growing London-based independent fund manager, announces that Peter Toogood and Gill Hutchison are to join the firm on 1stOctober 2013. The pair have a combined 35 years experience in fund research and consultancy. They recently left Morningstar OBSR where Peter was Investment Services Director and Gill […]

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Implications of the US government shutdown for the US economy & global financial markets

Abi Oladimeji, head of investment strategy, Thomas Miller Investment, comments: “Obviously, from an economic standpoint, the impact of the government shutdown will depend on how long the shutdown lasts. “Having grown at a year-on-year pace of 1.3% in the first quarter, US real GDP was recently reported to have grown at a slightly better year-on-year […]

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