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Gilty pleasure

How diversified is your portfolio? With government bond yields close to 3%, the press is awash with comments about an inevitable collapse in bond prices. As a result, many investors have been tempted to forego exposure to government bonds (aka gilts). We would argue that such a strategy could leave you in danger of reducing [...]

Can you bank on good advice?

At the start of 2013, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) introduced significant changes to the way in which investors can pay financial advisers for pension and investment advice. At the centre of these changes was the banning of commission payments, which in the past had often been hidden within other charges applied to investment products. [...]