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...
This week's top stories included Legal & General acquiring MyFutureNow to provide a dashboard service to customers, while also agreeing a hybrid buy-in with a Hitachi scheme.
NEST has signed up to the government-backed Star Initiative, taking all of its 8 million members' pension pots with it.
It is perhaps inherently difficult to find an agreed definition of value for money, but some methodologies could act as a stopgap, argues Jonathan Stapleton.