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Africa | Gallery 2 Mar 18

Life companies among most valuable insurance brands

Axa, Metlife and Zurich have taken some of the top spots among the 100 most valuable insurance brands of 2018, but China is the most dominant country with its companies taking four of the top 10 slots.

Best Practice | Gallery 19 Feb 18

7 tips to compare drawdown providers

The number of providers offering drawdown has gone up since the pension vehicle was first introduced in the UK in 1995, but differences in quality of service and charges can be substantial, warns Hargreaves Lansdown, which has offered seven tips to compare providers.

Africa | Video 11 Dec 17

IDAD on why investors should take a fresh look at structured notes

Structured products should have a place in any investor’s modern portfolio, especially where pension transfers are concerned, explains Graeme McCallion, Africa sales manager of iDAD.

Multi Media | Video 4 Dec 17

Listed property funds can beat the real thing, says Blackrock

Listed real estate funds offer investors some added advantages over the physical market, says James Wilkinson, BlackRock’s co-global chief investment officer for property funds.

Gallery 29 Nov 17

The year of reckoning in the UAE… or not?

A lot of gloom is found in Insight Discovery’s flagship Middle East Investment Panorama (MEIP) for 2017, says its chief executive Nigel Sillitoe. Some 63% of advisers saw their clients’ lack of willingness to invest as a threat. Meanwhile, there were not many optimists. Only 18% of advisers saw their clients’ readiness to invest as an opportunity.

News 22 Nov 17

Budget: Little pension change a ‘welcome respite’

It is “business as usual” for UK pensions as no major changes were included in the Autumn Budget by chancellor Philip Hammond, although some small tweaks were made to the lifetime allowance, asset management and the personal income allowance.

Insights | 19 Nov 17

Goldman Sachs’ three factors driving EM millennials

A report by Goldman Sachs Asset Management into the impact of millennials in emerging markets (EM) has identified three key trends for this increasingly affluent group.

Best Practice | 14 Nov 17

Back office technology seen key to future IFA growth

Financial advisers need a robust back office technology system to boost the confidence of regulators in their client service approach and manage the growing pool of data in their business, said Ben Lester, head of sales for Praemium.

Gallery 7 Nov 17

Financial centres slam Paradise Papers backlash

The UK’s crown dependencies and overseas territories have hit back at international media scrutiny and allegations that they facilitate tax avoidance and evasion following the leak of the Paradise Papers.

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