Gardner: How to achieve financial security in retirement

With longevity on the rise, pension funds are failing to match liabilities – and recent reforms have shifted the responsibility of saving for retirement from the state to the individual. Robert Gardner of pensions consultancy Redington contends we need a clear roadmap to future financial security.

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Greg Bennett: Crude’s dead cat bounce will end soon

The price of Brent has bounced by nearly 30% since mid-January, leading some to view the recent turmoil in the oil markets as a short-term correction. However, Argonaut’s Greg Bennett believes the spot price of crude has been propped up by opportunistic filling of onshore storage facilities, which will be full within a matter of […]

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How to make 2015 the year you get the perfect pension

Hundreds of thousands of people approaching retirement have put their plans on hold until April 6, a date that ushers in far-reaching pensions changes. Citing figures released by financial education initiative RedSTART, the Telegraph’s Katie Morley advises savers to prepare for the overhaul now and take action if there’s a big shortfall between what they’ll […]

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Pensions: find out what you need to save each month

The Government has recently introduced an auto-enrolment system that automatically enrols all workers into a pension, under which the contribution rate will increase to 8%. However, Jonathan Letham, co-founder of financial education organisation RedSTART, argues savers aren’t putting enough away for retirement and that the 8% contribution is not enough for many to enjoy a […]

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Rising star to superstar? FundCalibre’s managers to watch

Fund ratings agency FundCalibre has named five ‘rising star’ managers tipped to produce strong long-term investment returns, reports Investment Week. The managers already run funds that have been awarded a FundCalibre Elite Rating, the top award handed out to funds expected to perform well in the future. One of the five, Hugh Yarrow, runs the […]

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Leicestershire to commit entire credit portfolio to direct lending

Direct lending has become more popular in recent years, as tighter regulation on banks has discouraged many from giving loans to certain sectors and opened up the space for institutional investors. Greg Fedorenko, associate at investment consultancy Redington, suggests pension schemes could find greater returns in direct lending than on the syndicated loan market. News […]

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Group Ratings: Euro corporate bond stars

There has been much uncertainty in Europe of late. While  market sentiment improved at the end of the year, with positive US economic data bolstering investor confidence, prospects in Europe remained less certain with the slide into deflation in the eurozone a leading concern. CityWire highlights the funds that have fared best, including the T […]

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