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7th November 2011 - News

Will annuity rates go up?

The question is, will annuity rates improve in the future? Would it be worth deferring annuity purchase, if you can afford to do so, or take income drawdown in the mean time? Annuity rates are determined by life expectancy and the inter ...

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4th November 2011 - News

Structured Products

We do not nomally recommend structured products, preferring to use asset allocation to adjust the risk profile of the portfolio to suit the client's objectives and attitude to investment risk. With the volatility we are currently experi ...

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2nd November 2011 - News

Index-Linked Gilt yields are negative

Concerns about inflation and the desire for safety have driven the price of index-linked gilts up to a point where the yields after inflation are negative. This has provided great capital returns over the last couple of years, but the pros ...

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2nd November 2011 - News

Junior ISA launched

You can invest in a Stocks and Shares Junior ISA, a Cash Junior ISA or a combination of the two. A Junior ISA is exclusively for under18s who are resident in the UK, and do not have a Child Trust Fund. The account is held in the child's ...

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