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  • FCA’s vulnerable spectrum of risk takes ‘realistic approach’

    5 August 2020

    For the past five years, not only has the FCA had vulnerable customers at the forefront of its mind, it’s been at pains to make sure it’s at the forefront of everyone else’s too, says Rachel Vahey, senior technical consultant at AJ Bell. Most customer protection legislation is underpinned by the notion of the...

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  • Fears of ‘whatever-it-takes’ tax

    5 August 2020

    Higher earners fear they may be in line for tax rises in the Chancellor’s November Budget as the Government seeks to claw back extra revenue in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. A poll carried out by deVere Group found that 62% of those earning over 75,000 a year were concerned Chancellor Rishi Sunak will...

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  • Gold hits $2k but is it time to buy?

    5 August 2020

    ‘Buy and hold’ is not the right approach to investing in gold, suggests Giles Coghlan, chief currency analyst, HYCM We know that investors rally to gold in times of uncertainty. The reason for this is simple – gold is a safe haven asset that is able to maintain, and indeed increase, its value during...

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  • QROPS figures tumble from peak

    5 August 2020

    The total value of transfers to overseas pension schemes (QROPS) has fallen for a fifth year in a row, following the introduction of a tax charge in 2017, latest official figures have shown. According to HM Revenue & Customs, the number of pension transfers to QROPS fell 12% in 2019/20 to 4,400 transfers compared...

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  • FCA to set new rules for property fund redemptions

    4 August 2020

    The Financial Conduct Authority has launched a new consultation to address the liquidity mismatch in authorised open-ended property funds.  Currently, property fund investors can buy and sell units on a daily basis, however, the underlying asset cannot be bought and sold in the same way. If too many investors redeem their investments simultaneously, a...

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Govt tax and trust reviews and where they are now

Neil MacLeod of the Prudential Technical team looks at...

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Investment Committee Webinar: What prospects for bonds? Better than you may think

In this webinar BMO Multi-Manager team fixed income specialist Kelly Prior examines the fixed income market, looking in particular...

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