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Technical articles | 01 Feb 2006
It may be known as an outsourcing mecca but India is also a fastgrowing insurance market and one of the CII's top areas of focus, says Liz Booth.
Technical articles | 01 Feb 2006
The bond bubble may be about to burst. This raises several important issues. It does not make sense to invest in bond funds or conventional annuities if you think yields will be higher in a year's time. As we pointed out last month, February's 3.75% income drawdown yield has produced a situ...
Technical articles | 01 Jan 2006
Technical articles | 01 Jan 2006
The majority of investors are interested in ethical investment, but most advisers give the matter only passing mention on their client fact-finds.  So how can you bridge the gap?  Research undertaken by MORI in 2004 on behalf of Friends Provident in 2004 suggested that 65% of peop...
Technical articles | 01 Jan 2006
NURS now qualify for PEPs and the stocks and shares component of the ISA, provided they are not quasi-cash funds and they allow investors to access their funds at least twice a month. The NURS category covers retail funds that did not meet UCITS requirements, for example, property funds and...
Technical articles | 01 Dec 2005
Much has already been written about the new investment opportunities for pensions savings post A-Day.  A lot of the attention has focused on residential property opportunities.  However, there has also been a lot of hype.  For advisers this is likely to become one of the key ...
Technical articles | 01 Nov 2005
Peter Hales is using his Presidency of the CII to reinvigorate its commitment to life and pensions.  He tells Kevin Pratt that the Institute has much to offer this side of the industry.  The financial services industry has always been a broad parish.  Firms deal variously in ...
Technical articles | 01 Nov 2005
The inexperienced, the unregulated and the unqualified are rushing to persuade clients to use their pension to buy property abroad.  Robin Ali sounds warning bells.  Most people reading this will be aware that, under the pension regime commencing in April 2006, residential propert...
Technical articles | 01 Aug 2005
Never mind the quantitative allocation, feel the benefit of qualitative judgement in the asset selection process.  Andy Clark flies the flag for traditional investment advice.  When asked to contribute a feature on whether advisers have a role in asset allocation, I jumped at the ...

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