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  • Younger generations must save more for retirement than their parents

    11 November 2018

    Younger generations will struggle to live as comfortably in retirement as their predecessors, new research from Rathbones has shown. The investment manager said a combination of rising life expectancy, decreasing home ownership, lower investment returns and inadequate private savings will make it much harder for younger people to be able to retire when their...

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  • Outsourced paraplanner profile: Aleksandra Sasin, Navigatus

    11 November 2018

    Aleksandra Sasin, founder & chief paraplanner, Navigatus stood up at the CISI paraplanner conference earlier this year and told how paraplanning had changed her life, not once but three times. Here, Fiona Bond describes Aleksandra’s journey Like many of her fellow paraplanners, Aleksandra Sasin, founder of Navigatus, fell into paraplanning by chance, but says the...

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  • What impact the midterms for UK investors?

    8 November 2018

    With the Rathbones multi-asset portfolio heavily invested in the US, funds manager David Coombs looks at the possible impact of the US mid-term elections on the US economy and stockmarket performance. As far back as the 1950s, midterms have had a pretty benign effect on American stock markets. While, fewer than 15 elections doesn’t provide...

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  • DWP consults on collective workplace pensions that ‘target’ rather than guarantee income

    8 November 2018

    The Department for Work and Pensions has launched its long-awaited consultation on collective defined contribution schemes, a new form of pension fund which could be introduced in the UK.  CDC pension schemes allow contributions to be pooled and invested to give members a target benefit level on what they will receive on retirement. They...

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  • Focus launches new client-interactive software

    8 November 2018

    Fintech provider Focus Solutions has designed new software aimed at making the advice process an interactive and streamlined experience. The company described focus:digital as a game-changing digital platform for anyone on the client-facing side of financial advice, including wealth managers, advisers and banks. The company said the software had four key areas; acquiring and...

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  • MoJ probate fee hike will see £500k estate pay 10 times more than now

    7 November 2018

    The cost of probate could increase by thousands of pounds following an announcement from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) that a tiered fee structure will be introduced. While the detail remains unclear, the MoJ has specified that fees will not exceed 0.5% of the value of the estate; however, this could still equate to...

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  • US mid-term election results likely to see market rally

    7 November 2018

    The results of the midterm elections are likely to trigger a bounce in the US and global financial markets, according to deVere Group. The rally, the group said, would be the result of the relief that President Trump’s penchant for waging trade wars will be limited by the Democrats taking control of the House of...

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  • The conundrum of self-employed pensions saving

    6 November 2018

    Self-employed workers want the government to step in and help them save for retirement, new research from Prudential has shown. According to the findings, more than half of self-employed workers surveyed wanted the law changed to encourage them to save for their later years; 27% supported the expansion of auto-enrolment to cover the self-employed,...

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