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  • Appetite for good causes investment growing

    16 September 2018

    There is growing appetite among UK investors for investments that support good causes and add value to communities.  According to a survey of 1,627 adults by Oaksmore ISA, the most popular responses were projects with green credentials (19%) such as green energy and projects which benefit the community, with respondents particularly favouring schemes in...

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  • Continued passive strategy could pose risks to investors and the economy

    16 September 2018

    Investors require a mix of active and passive investing and the recent trend towards passive investments could pose risks to individual investors and the economy, warns a new policy paper from Royal London. The group said trillions of dollars have flowed out of active investments and into passive funds since the financial crisis of...

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  • Expect global growth to slow for rest of year

    12 September 2018

    Anna Stupnytska, global economist, Fidelity International, outlines why she believes global growth for the rest of 2018 should continue slowing, with growth in the US, which has been the engine of the global economy, losing momentum into year-end. With China’s direction of travel also downward, Anna believes these factors could be the triggers that...

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  • Are growth stocks now overvalued?

    11 September 2018

    David Jane, manager of Miton’s multi-asset fund range, looks at the figures and takes view. In all big stories, the reality is often more nuanced than headlines suggest and the growth versus value debate is no different. It’s true that growth stocks have recently outperformed by a considerable degree and this had led to...

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  • 4 ways to fall back in love with LISA

    10 September 2018

    With pension tax relief up for review in Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement, Charlene Young, technical resources consultant at AJ Bell, looks at how the much-maligned Lifetime ISA (LISA) could be used to top up retirement savings or meet investment objectives for younger clients and their family members. There are four main scenarios where it...

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  • ISA saving dips to lowest since turn of century

    10 September 2018

    The popularity of ISAs declined over the past year, however the amount people are choosing to save has risen, the latest government statistics have shown. The number of people using ISAs in 2017-18 fell to its lowest level since the 1999-2000 tax year, following a similar drop during the previous tax year. The figures...

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  • New series of paraplanner technical webinars from Canada Life

    9 September 2018

    Following on from the massively successful spring Paraplanners Academy webinars produced for Professional Paraplanner readers, Canada Life’s technical team is launching a series of new webinars specifically designed to answer the most common and difficult questions facing paraplanners. Illustrated with real life examples, the new webinar series looks in-depth at gift and loan trusts, the...

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  • Could we see another market crisis? How fragile is the global economy?

    6 September 2018

    Ten years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Paras Anand, CIO, Equities, Europe, Fidelity International, discusses how investors and policy makers have learned their lessons, but are today’s market participants now looking in the wrong direction for the next dislocations? It is hard to believe that a decade has passed since the collapse...

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