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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….

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…

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…

Weekly roundup for UK DIY investor

Weekly Roundup,
18th November 2014

This week, there was a lot of attention in the papers and online about the consequences of the falling oil price. I will return to this in a later post….

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UK Private Investor Weekly, 3rd Nov 2014

Weekly roundup for the long-term UK Private investor: active fund fees, paid advice, banks, traded life policies, German property, alternative assets.