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Diversification used to be easy. Investors just had to mix equities and bonds. Not so today, as the influence of passive funds and monetary policy weighs on markets.read more
Find out how pension scams work, how to avoid them and what to do if you suspect a scam.read more
As life expectancy in the UK continues to rise, financial planning is becoming increasingly important. If you are thinking of saving for retirement, then you might consider a pension to be the best way to ensure you have enough to live on when you are older.read more
One of the largest shake-ups in the history of UK pensions, automatic enrolment (auto-enrolment) was introduced in 2012 to provide wider access to pension savings. A changing demographic backdrop means that, although people in the UK are living longer, they are not saving enough to finance their increasingly long retirements.read more
In the complex world of investment, timing appears to be crucial. However – unless you are gifted with foresight – you cannot predict what the stock market will do. This presents a problem for investors: not only to decide when to invest but also when eventually to pull their money out of the market.read more
No parent will need reminding that children are expensive. Of course, there are the day-to-day running costs of clothes, shoes – not to mention large mobile phone bills – but there are also some potential surprises. An increasing proportion of first-time buyers are drawing on parental support to buy their home.read more
The long-term outperformance of the US stock market has many possible explanations: it has a more flexible and efficient corporate culture…read more
Dividend pay-outs from UK companies reached a new first-quarter record during the first three months of 2019, according to Link Asset Services’ most recent Dividend Monitor, rising at an annualised headline rate of 15.7% to £19.7 billion.read more
Today’s headlines warned of a ‘feemageddon’ for asset managers, as a new report showed fees on US equity funds fell to a new record low last year.read more
As Norway’s sovereign wealth fund snaps up bargain-basement British assets, is it the start of a tentative revival?read more
Having dominated financial markets in 2018, political issues intensified into 2019 in the UK and the US.read more
Commercial property funds have caught the eye of the regulator again, after nervous investors withdrew £315m from the sector in December.read more
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