ASIA - Govett Investments predicts an improved financial outlook in Asia, following the US rate cut and a rise in Asian equities in October.
Govett believes the rise in equities was due to an improving investor appetite for risk and from a gradual switch out of bonds.
But Asia-Pacific fund manager Christian Dangerfield said: “Given the the cloudy outlook for exports and the lingering geopolitical uncertainties, equity risk premiums are likely to stay high and markets are likely to remain volatile.”
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The government is in talks with the UK and Irish pensions regulators over how to protect members of cross-border schemes in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
The equalisation of guaranteed minimum pensions (GMPs) is at least two years away from being completed, and could take longer than four years for some schemes, a poll has found.
The Pensions Regulator will consider if schemes should be required to have professional trustees and assess the case for greater regulation of administrators and system providers, PP can reveal.