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Blog: Archive

Assessing private markets

A key difference between the private and public markets is the level of illiquidity and complexity, with private assets typically being less liquid and more complex than their public counterparts.

Interest rates to rise but no return to normal anytime soon

Speakers from BlackRock, Columbia Threadneedle and Insight Investments all predict little prospect of a normalisation in interest rates over the next year at our annual conference - Matt Tickle examines the forecast in more detail in his latest blog.

Bank of England changes outlook on Super Thursday

Super Thursday not only saw the Bank of England’s latest decision on interest rates and Quantitative Easing, but also their latest inflation report too.

In, out, shake it all about: Britain and the EU hokey-cokey

A referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU is expected in summer 2016. We take a look at the potential implications of 'Brexit' for UK pension schemes.

The future of Diversified Growth Funds

Does the rationale for holding DGFs still hold true? Lower returns – what are the options? Quantitative Easing (QE) has brought forward future returns and has artificially inflated returns over the past five years.

Market volatility – back on the radar

The Government’s Budget announcement of freedom and choice in pensions may have inadvertently created a tax loophole. What should employers need to think about?

Interest rates – increases on the horizon

It is sensible to consider the Bank of England’s own comments in relation to this, which are that when they do start to raise rates it will do so only gradually and to a level materially below its historical average.

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