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Bento 834: Tell the world and then walk the talk
21 Jul 2017

In this issue: Investment news, Partner offer, Investment webcast and protection webcast.
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I have written many articles on goal setting.  In these I have given tips, hints and hopefully some insight into how to make your goals happen.

However, the best piece of advice I can give anyone is that no matter how much you desire your goal if you don’t write it down it will remain unfulfilled.

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Attractive European real estate assets are becoming difficult to find, but opportunities remain for discerning investors, says Monika Sujkowska.
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Panacea Adviser teamed up with BrightTalk and Seneca Investment Managers for a free webcast to support and educate Financial Advisers.
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We're so pleased to announce Aston Martin as the latest addition to the Sytner Family!
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For those of us ‘up north’, summer holiday season is already in full swing. Les Cameron, Head of Technical at Prudential is fully refreshed.
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We know that claims figures can be a great way to dispel some of the myths around providers paying out at claim time.
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What next for the UK Commercial Property market? Join us on Thursday 27 July at 10:00am for a webcast briefing.
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Bento 833: Be a ScamSmart investor
19 Jul 2017

In this issue: Investment news, Protection news and  Investment webex
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In March, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) launched its ScamSmart campaign to help investors, particularly retirees, avoid the financial losses and emotional distress of being scammed. Over 65s with savings in excess of £10,000 are three and a half times more likely to fall victim to investment fraud. As responsible investors, we are naturally happy to support this campaign.
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Watch Investment Director Ed Park's weekly market commentary and read detailed economic and market news from our in-house research team.
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Another season of that riveting game show is under way: Know Your Central Banker.
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Welcome to this week's edition of Weekly Digest; a topical in-house review of world stock markets and the global economy.
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Register to join Prudential’s webexes on 25 July 2017. Join key investment specialists from the Prudential Portfolio Management Group (PPMG) 
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President Trump’s decision to take the US out of the Paris Agreement is a blow, but it will not reverse momentum behind effort to tackle climate change.
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Take a look at our new 2016 claims stats infographic. Our numbers are great. So is our claims process.
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Bento 832: Finding retirement a bit scrambled up?
14 Jul 2017

In this issue: Retirement news, Protection news, Investment news and Business development news.
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These days retirement is complicated. Increasingly people are choosing to retire gradually. And for many the journey will last 20-30 years or more. Then there’s the conundrum of changing individual personal circumstances, health, wealth and competing priorities to always consider. 


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Our menu plan lets you tailor client’s benefits to their specific needs within an agreed budget.
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For those looking after the financial affairs of vulnerable individuals, the responsibility of managing someone else's money is onerous.
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It's a huge amount of money..... But you can't put a price on peace of mind.
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Last month Invesco released its fifth Invesco Global Sovereign Asset Management Study.
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John William Olsen discusses sustainable investing; what this means for his funds and how M&G has the resources to support him.
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In this 30 minute Webinar, Stephen Hunter and Peter Elston of Seneca Investment Managers discuss why you shouldn’t restrict good thinking to just one asset class!
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Bento 831: The joys of getting older fellas
12 Jul 2017

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I just had the biennial notification of my 60-69 cancer screening. Unlike getting older, the NHS is a wonderful thing This latest check comes on top of my post 65 aortic aneurism check and my recent check for PSA levels, testosterone levels, shoulder surgery follow up and the six monthly prostate cancer ‘single digit’ and ultrasound follow up check 
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The second quarter of 2017 was generally positive for risk assets and again characterised by low volatility.
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Having had a mixed 2016, stockmarkets in Europe have gone from strength to strength this year.
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Single income withdrawals option launched on individual personal pensions at Aviva.
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The bond market is so scary it often scares itself.
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Every day we seem to wake up to more bad news: the latest provocative tweet from Donald Trump; cries in the UK's public services.
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Our new Review Service is designed to put more power in your hands.In a few simple steps, you can show your clients exactly how their savings are doing
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Bento 830: Giving financial advice 3 important steps
11 Jul 2017

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You no doubt put a great deal of time and effort into creating precisely the right advice for your clients but this alone does not guarantee it will be accepted and followed.

If you are interested in how to get increased buy-in to your recommendations then the steps outlined in this article will help you in this process.
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To encourage more clients to consider indexing their protection cover to offset future inflation
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Meanwhile, Europe’s economic recovery has been gathering momentum after many years of weak growth, and company earnings have been strong.
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Register to join Prudential’s webexes on 25 July 2017, hosted by key members of the Prudential Portfolio Management Group.
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With Best Doctors®, your clients can have access to global medical experts.
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Watch our latest short update on equity market trends with the key theme of central bank policy.
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Watch Investment Director Ed Park's weekly market commentary and read detailed economic and market news from our in-house research team.
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Bento 829:A fair day's wages for a fair day's work
5 Jul 2017

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My father was a builder before he retired and throughout his career the way he was paid evolved and adapted depending on the employer or customer he had at the time.  When he first left Ireland for London, he was happy to work for a set daily rate, doing as the words of the famous Dubliners song said, building up and tearing England down.

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Even as I hit the “send” button on last week’s Weekly Digest I feared that I might be tempting fate by suggesting that equity markets could continue to grind higher
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How was your day yesterday? Did you achieve what you set out to do or did the events of the day over take you and stop you being as efficient as you originally set out to be?
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No matter where someone is in their lives, our cover can change with them.  Our Menu Plans offer more flexibility for your clients
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The European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England (BoE) gave investors less clarity about their intentions for interest rates over the next year than they expect. 
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This week we discuss; lower oil prices and what this means, BoE and our thoughts on the Euro.
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Read Mark Devlin’s, Technical Manager at Prudential, article ‘Has the floor fallen through for those with capped drawdown?
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Bento 828: Euan Munro's thoughts on the asset management industry and global markets
4 Jul 2017

In this issue: Investment news, Investment webcast, and protection news.
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As we approach the halfway point in 2017, Euan Munro recently took part in a video interview to discuss Aviva Investors’ recent progress, the state of the markets and whether continued low volatility is causing complacency among investors.

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In the third article of Prudential’s trust series, Technical Manager Helen O’Hagan makes the trust journey simpler.
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You could argue that investing in unappreciated companies with quality balance sheets & benefitting good yield & growth should never be out of style.
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Watch Investment Director Ed Park's weekly market commentary and read detailed economic and market news from our in-house research team.
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We now see oil trading in a range around current levels, as the market rebalances in the second half.
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Vulnerability can appear in many guises. Some are easy to identify such as physical disability, whilst others may be subtler, loss of mental capaciy.
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Utmost Wealth Solutions has continued its development with  completion of the acquisition of the investment bond business of Axa Life Europe.
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Bento 827: Panacea Community Offers
30 Jun 2017

In this issue: Protection news, Investment news and Investing webcast
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Panacea Adviser has negotiated for it’s community a number of very special offers, many of which can also be used with your clients. Take a look at our latest deals in this new section of our website.

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You could argue that investing in unappreciated companies with quality balance sheets & benefitting good yield & growth should never be out of style.
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It was a great lesson for me to learn, but it took a soaking on a wet February morning in London to discover just how powerful seminars can be…
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Our new research has found huge variations in retirement outcomes for future generations based on the choices they make.
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Throughout 2016 it looked like value stocks were coming back into fashion in the US, but have started to unwind.
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Here's how fees, asset allocation and timescale impact sustainable withdrawal from a retirement income portfolio.
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We hope you can join us for our second series of webinars this year.
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Bento 826: Simple tools and templates to drive your business forward
28 Jun 2017

In this issue: Business development guide, investment commentary, Protection news and learning update.
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How was your day yesterday? Did you achieve what you set out to do or did the events of the day over take you and stop you being as efficient as you originally set out to be?

Success in life or business is about solving problems and sticking to a plan. Yes many of us have ideas for success, but how many of us have fallen by the wayside as day to day events impact upon us and drive us off course?

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This new adviser sales aid from Prudential highlights Prudential’s With-Profit 5 year annualised returns from 1950 to 2016.
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In this short interview, Simon Clinch, US Equities Fund Manager, gives his views on current value and growth investments in the US.
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When it comes to workplace benefits, today’s employee expects choice and accessibility.
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This update covers:
1. R06 Expected Solution now available for the July exam
2. Make studying more effective presentation.
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Watch Investment Director Ed Park's weekly market commentary & read economic and market news from our in-house research team.
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China won approval from global index provider MSCI for the inclusion of its mainland A-Shares in the company’s emerging market benchmark.
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Bento 825: 99% of advisers left in the dark on regulator accountability
27 Jun 2017

In this issue: Pension news, partner offer, investment commentary, trust planning and multi asset webinar.
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Under 1% of advisers believe they have a proper understanding of what the regulator is accountable for, or how it is accountable, due to the FCA’s poor communication with the industry, according to exclusive research from Panacea Adviser.
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How clients have reacted to greater access to their savings.
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Explore the BMW range  From the dynamic 1-Series to the electrifying i8, you're sure to find your perfect driving machine in the BMW range.
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In my last article, I referred to two reasons for the concerted equity market strength of recent years.
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There’s still time to register to join Prudential’s Trust Planning webex event on 29 June 2017, to help you identify planning opportunities with your clients.
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We see the momentum equity style factor outperforming, backed by a sustained economic expansion.
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Trevor Greetham discusses Governed Range. Please join us from 3.00pm - 3.45pm on Thursday, 29 June 2017 for a webinar.
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