Simon Harryman, Senior Business Development Director, Ingenious writes on the resurgence of inflation and how it can affect estate planning.
Commodity investment is back in the spotlight, says investment consultants, bfinance.
Consultant firm Mercer has revealed that its global assets under delegated management have reached approximately USD213 billion.
Private equity and venture capital trade association Invest Europe has published a guide for pension funds on investing in the sectors.
An accountancy practice specialising in financial advisers, Clapton Consultants, has responded to an industry survey from The Pensions Regulator suggesting that the level of interest in auto-enrolment among financial advisers has fallen markedly over the last 12 months.
Financial intermediary and data provider Equifax Touchstone reports that pension investments reached a new record high in Q2 2016 with GBP8.4 billion of inflows (including transfers), a 6.2 per cent rise (GBP0.5 billion) from the previous quarter.
Commenting on recent political and economic events, Ian Price, Divisional Director at St. James’s Place, says that these highlight the need to make the most of the choices available to generate income in retirement.
Matthew Brown, Private Client Partner at Thomas Miller Investment, comments on how the interest rate cut will affect pension savers saying that pension savers need to reconsider their drawdown versus their annuity choices.
New research commissioned by Investec Wealth & Investment has found that almost half (46 per cent) of savers with private or workplace pensions plan to leave at least part of their lump sum to their children when they die. The findings come one year on from new rules allowing retirement nest eggs to be passed down the tax-free for those dying under 75.
Tom McPhail, Head of Retirement Policy at Hargreaves Lansdown has commented on the HMRC tax consultation on the secondary annuity market. The consultation is a further step towards the launch of this market on 6 April 2017, from which date pension investors who have previously bought an annuity will be allowed to sell their guaranteed income in exchange for a lump sum.