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Annuities rate of return

Annuities again – rate of return

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Weekly Roundup, 13th January 2015

Weekly Roundup, 13th January 2015

We begin the weekly roundup with the FT round table. FT Round Table – themes for 2015 The FT got a panel of pundits together to discuss 2015. As well...

Weekly Roundup, 6th January 2015

Weekly Roundup, 6th January 2015

We begin our weekly roundup as usual in the FT. P2P developments Judith Evans reported that Zopa plan to target the retirement market with an annuity replacement product based on...

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup, 23rd December 2014

We start today’s weekly roundup with more pensions reviews. IPB pensions review Josephine Cumbo in the FT reported that pensions minister Steve Webb wanted “big, bold answers” from the industry....

Weekly roundup

Weekly Roundup, 15th December 2014

We start today’s weekly roundup with Jonathan Eley’s FT column. UK savings rate Jonathan was looking at a report from the Social Market foundation, a think-tank. They note that despite...

Weekly roundup

Weekly Roundup, 10th December 2014

We begin today’s weekly roundup with a chart from the FT. Hidden fund costs The charges on active funds seem to be in the news every week at the moment....

autumn statement

Autumn Statement 2014

Here’s my reaction to yesterday’s Autumn Statement by the Chancellor, and its impacts on 7C investors. Trapped in my mansion I’m a fan of Osborne and his handling of the...

VCT investor seminar

NVM VCT Seminar, November 2014

A Venture Capital Trust (VCT) is probably the best tax-efficient investment after pensions and your house. I was a big fan until Gordon Brown’s pension reforms around 10 years ago meant...

Weekly roundup for UK DIY investor

Weekly Roundup, 2nd December 2014

Closet trackers part 2 Today’s weekly roundup begins as do so many with Merryn’s column in the FT, where she followed up on last week’s piece about active funds, and...

World Money Show

World Money Show London, November 2014

A couple of weeks ago I made it over to the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre opposite Parliament, for the annual World Money Show London. It’s a two-day event which...

Weekly roundup for UK DIY investor

Weekly Roundup, 24th November 2014

Active funds – costs and closet tracking Today’s weekly roundup begins with Merryn’s column, which looked at a report from Cass Business School on some of the problems with active funds. The first...