Investment

Investors face £680m losses on unclaimed withholding tax

Professional Pensions | 28 Aug 2014 | 13:09

UK investors lost out on more than £680m in rightful returns from foreign shares and bonds in the latest financial year, according to new research.

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Vanguard slashes charges on 25 UK and Irish funds

Vanguard will lower fees on a broad range of UK and Irish-domiciled funds from 1 September.

Professional Pensions | 28 Aug 2014 | 10:34

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Myth 1: Loss of control

Fiduciary myth busters by Sion Cole, Aon Hewitt.

Professional Pensions | 27 Aug 2014 | 16:12 | screening image

Investment Articles

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Woodford boost pushes UK equity income sales to £1bn in July

Demand for Neil Woodford’s fund has helped make the UK equity income sector the best-selling category for a second month in a row.

Professional Pensions | 27 Aug 2014 | 11:03

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Schemes ‘lack expertise’ to scrutinise asset managers and consultants

Schemes lack the correct tools to hold their asset managers and consultants to account, according to a leading academic.

Professional Pensions | 26 Aug 2014 | 13:31 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Schemes overcharged £4bn in FX costs each year

Pension schemes are being overcharged at around £4bn in foreign exchange (FX) transaction costs each year, according to New Change FX.

Professional Pensions | 22 Aug 2014 | 10:37 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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MPC minutes reveal two members voted for August rate hike

Two members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted for a 25bps rate hike this month, latest minutes show - the first call for hikes in over three years.

Professional Pensions | 20 Aug 2014 | 10:29 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Industry fears rash of ‘inappropriate products’ after budget

Four out of five investment advisers are concerned that inappropriate products are being rushed to market to take advantage of changes announced in the Budget, research finds.

Professional Pensions | 18 Aug 2014 | 14:02 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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NAPF urges trustees to quiz managers on enhanced voting rights

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) is encouraging trustees to quiz their fund managers about their use of the enhanced voting rights and Japan’s Stewardship Code.

Professional Pensions | 18 Aug 2014 | 11:39 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Bringing clarity to socially responsible investing

Association of Pension Lawyers founder Jane Marshall says trustees now have a clear and persuasive guide to socially responsible investing.

Professional Pensions | 15 Aug 2014 | 13:19 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Sentiment could push equities higher despite concerns over value

Fund managers believe developed market (DM) equity prices could continue to rise, despite growing concern that stocks are overvalued.

Professional Pensions | 15 Aug 2014 | 12:58 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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EXCLUSIVE: IIC to be disbanded following IMA and ABI investment tie-up

The Institutional Investor Committee (IIC) – a group of trade associations that represent institutional investors – is to be disbanded following the merger between the Investment Management Association and the Association of British Insurer’s investment affairs unit, PP can reveal.

Professional Pensions | 13 Aug 2014 | 13:32 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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EXCLUSIVE: IMA to launch consultation on portfolio turnover rates and costs disclosure

The Investment Management Association will launch a consultation into industry standards for how asset management firms disclose portfolio turnover rates and costs as early as next month, PP can reveal.

Professional Pensions | 13 Aug 2014 | 12:59

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A guide to Pensions Stability

 

This guide to Pensions Stability explores the new financial and operational model for defined benefit (DB) pension schemes. Pension schemes are still being run with far greater risk than is necessary and there is an opportunity to create a more stable pensions environment for trustees and sponsors.

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Joint institute pensions survey 2014

 

This inaugural survey among 326 members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) asked whether auto-enrolment will deliver on its goals; if contribution rates for employees and employers need to rise; and whether pensions tax relief needs further reform.

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