It is said the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. Sometimes in investment there are no certainties at all. The herd has a view. It is right, until trends change, when it is often wrong.
It seems likely 2011 will have two trends that are not great news for pension investors. Interest rates are likely to go up. Price rises are likely to prove obstinate to control. The year has begun with...
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MPs failed to place legislation into the Financial Guidance and Claims bill that would have made pension guidance default, which Just Group director Stephen Lowe said left a "bitter taste".
Aegon has called for the government to double the tax exemption on employer-arranged pension advice, up from £500 to £1,000.
Institutional investor confidence in Europe rose by 8.9 points in April with each region showing growing appetite for risk, according to State Street Global Exchange.