Signs of growth but Latin America still a ‘work in progress’
After a multi-year slowdown, 2017 was the year in which Latin America’s growth resumed. But each country is still, very much, its own economic and investment story.
Gallery 22 Mar 18
Three insights into unsettling pension freedoms data
The Financial Conduct Authority has released figures on pension freedoms that product providers have described as “concerning” and “do not make for comfortable reading”. International Adviser spoke to industry experts to get their thoughts on the data.
Gallery 13 Mar 18
Asset management chiefs share six industry concerns for 2018
The asset and wealth management industry is about to usher in a period of disruption, with cyber security threats a big concern, chief executives across the sector have warned.
Analysis 8 Mar 18
Are life cos ready for looming IoM Conduct of Business Code?
It is now less than a year until the Isle of Man Conduct of Business Code comes into force, International Adviser spoke to several firms headquartered on the island to see how they are preparing for the introduction of the regulation.
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.
How new Isle of Man pension freedoms differ starkly from the UK
The Isle of Man budget on 20 February introduced the concept of pension freedoms to the island’s pensions legislation, setting out some stark differences to the already established UK rules.
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.
4 factors driving inflation and what it means for investors
Inflation has been conspicuous in its absence since the financial crisis, in spite of the significant stimulus injected into many of the world’s major economies, according to Robert Lea, head of global equity research at Ashburton Investments.