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UK annuities market could decline by up to 75 per cent, says PwC

The UK annuities market could decline by up to 75 per cent after the recently announced changes to compulsory annuity purchase come into effect, according to PwC analysis. »


BCS hires former MD of BoAML prime brokerage

BCS Financial Group, the largest trader of equities and FX on the Russian exchanges, has appointed Max Hayden as head of business development. »

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Brinker Capital launches trio of liquid alternative mutual funds

Brinker Capital has launched three 40-Act liquid alternative mutual funds – Crystal Strategy Absolute Income Fund, Crystal Strategy Absolute Return Fund, and Crystal Strategy Leveraged Alternative Fund. »

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GBP141bn to be held in outsourced portfolio management services by 2016, says Skandia

By the end of 2016 over GBP141 billion could be placed in outsourced portfolio management services by financial advisers in the UK market, according to Skandia. »


John Hancock Investments launches white paper for retirement plan advisors

John Hancock Investments has released a new white paper aimed at financial advisors who advise retirement plans, anticipating pending regulations regarding the fiduciary standard of care. »

Mutual funds

Aston launches international mutual fund managed by Pictet Asset Management

Aston Asset Management has launched the ASTON/Pictet International Fund, which invests primarily in companies headquartered in the developed markets of Europe, Australasia, and Far East (EAFE). »


401(k) consultants support alternative investments in custom strategies

The majority of investment consultants support the addition of diversifying assets in 401(k) retirement portfolios particularly as a way to mitigate risk in a volatile investment environment, according to PIMCO. »


UK’s wealthy more aware of financial advice fees

Investors are increasingly aware of how their financial advisers and wealth managers are remunerated and are more likely to shop around when considering their options, according to a survey from Pershing.   »

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GCG Financial appoints MD of wealth management

GCG Financial has appointed Andrew Gluck as managing director of wealth management. »


Expanded Australian investor visa would open new opportunities for business

A more expansive Significant Investor visa programme would help innovative Australian businesses benefit from venture capital funding to fuel future economic growth. »

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