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1st October 2012 - Investment Comment

Investment Comment Oct 2012

Prudent risk-taking was rewarded in the recent quarter with most equity markets rising at least 3% (unhedged) despite strength in sterling. Previous laggard stock markets in Europe ex-UK, Pacific ex-Japan and Emerging Markets gained the mo ...

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16th September 2012 - News

Warnings about UCIS

The restriction will affect the promotion of non-mainstream pooled investments, but will not affect investment trusts or mainstream structured products (i.e. those linked to the performance of shares or bonds on a regulated market). At the ...

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16th September 2012 - News

QE and the markets

The week ended with equity markets racing up, in the wake of the bold announcement from Ben Bernanke to inject a further $40bn per month into the US economy, by buying mortgage-backed securities until there is a substantial improvement in ...

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6th July 2012 - Investment Comment

Investment Comment July 2012

The summit last week came up with a decision to use the eurozone's bailout fund to provide direct support to struggling banks. Spain and Italy secured agreement to allow the bailout fund to buy government debt in the markets, to bring down ...

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8th May 2012 - News

Retirement Planning

The State Pension age for women will rise to 65 by November 2018. It will increase for men and women to 66 between November 2018 and October 2020. In the Autumn Statement 2011 it was announced that the pension age will increase to 67 betwe ...

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