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  • New technology ‘crucial’ to SIPP/SSAS sector

    1 October 2020

    Dentons Pensions says new technology will play a crucial role in driving the SIPP and SSAS sector forward as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact the way people interact with their finances. The pensions specialist said consumers want to feel “informed and in control” of their savings and investments, creating an opportunity for SIPP...

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  • Review of loss-making structured products reveals market fallibilities

    1 October 2020

    Performance analysis of the structured product market over the past 10 years has revealed the products that caused losses for investors and where the market needed to improve. The analysis, published by StructuredProductReview.com, provides in-depth insight and macro-analysis of the 4,444 products launched in the decade from 2010-2019, including annualised performance data by product...

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  • Aegon warns of boom and bust cycle

    1 October 2020

    Soaring debt levels across the world will keep interest rates at rock-bottom levels for years – or even push them into negative territory – and fuel a rise in boom and bust cycles, Aegon Asset Management has warned. The global pandemic has already caused global debt levels to hit record levels, sparking a synchronised...

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  • Retirement journeys set to change ‘significantly’

    30 September 2020

    Advisers will need to be prepared to service clients on very different retirement journeys to their current client base, with the landscape set to change significantly over the next 15 years, according to Canada Life.   By 2035, there is forecast to be 20.9 million people over the age of 60, but their retirement experiences...

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  • Asset management must do more to address diversity & inclusion

    29 September 2020

    Bev Shah, chief executive of City Hive, has called on the investment management industry to do more to address diversity and inclusion within the sector. In an open letter to chief executives, Shah said she was disappointed by the “lack of real, genuine action” by leadership to prioritise diversity and inclusion. Shah says that...

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  • Octopus Apollo VCT opens £25m fundraise

    29 September 2020

    Octopus Investments has launched a £25 million fundraise for its (£141m) Apollo VCT, which invests predominantly in commercialised B2B technology businesses with a growing customer base, repeating revenues and the potential for significant expansion. The latest fundraise, the company says, provides an opportunity for Apollo to capitalise on the increased technology adoption among businesses post...

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  • Baillie Gifford increases China focus

    28 September 2020

    Baillie Gifford has stepped up its focus on investments in China with the launch of a new Shanghai office. The investment manager has also registered as a Private Securities Fund Manager in China, enabling it to invest in more Chinese companies and launch private funds to Chinese investors, it said in a statement. Baillie...

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  • 7IM adds new platform functionality and enhancements

    28 September 2020

    7IM has enhanced its platform with the launch of a series of updates to further improve the user experience. The firm says the new design offers a more intuitive experience to users, with new functionalities to streamline user efficiency and enable frictionless account opening. The new account opening process enables three wrappers to be...

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