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14th March 2016 - News

Defined Benefit Transfers

Many employees have, over their working life, built up a considerable entitlement to a defined benefit pension. This type of pension undertakes to pay a predetermined portion of an employee’s final salary in retirement (hence these s ...

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3rd March 2016 - Investment Comment

Investment Comment March 2016

February saw some stability return to the stock markets following the volatility of January. In the UK, for example, the Top UK 100 Companies fell slightly as the month began before finding a bottom and climbing to open in March at 6, ...

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3rd February 2016 - Investment Comment

Investment Comment February 2016

The oil price continued to drive investment sentiment as 2016 got under way. For the opening weeks of the year oil continued to sell off, with Brent Crude dropping below $30 per barrel. However, it has since recovered and almost reached it ...

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20th January 2016 - News

Current Market Turmoil and the Economic Outlook

Last week, an analyst note by Andrew Roberts at RBS set off a series of headlines in national newspapers which spooked retail investors. This note will look at whether that worry is justified. First though, a comment on the author of th ...

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8th January 2016 - Investment Comment

Investment Comment January 2016

In the fourth quarter, investment markets rebounded after third quarter falls.  Returns of the major indices are shown below:   Q4 2015 1/10/15-31/12/15 % Year 2015 % ...

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