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Bento 854: Buzzwords
22 Sep 2017

In this issue: Investment event, Investment news, Pension news, Protection news and Partner offer.
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A buzzword is a word or phrase that becomes very popular for a period of time. Buzzwords often derive from technical terms yet often have much of the original technical meaning removed, being simply used to impress others. They started to appear in the 1960’s.

‘Learnings’ is a buzzword, it has become very popular in the world of accountability, liability and in particular regulation.


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Join BlackRock, J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Schroders for the 2017 Power of 3 Autumn Roadshow.
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After the matrimonial home, the pension fund is often the most substantial financial investment in divorce settlements.
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Commenting on the recent Bank of England meeting, Craig Inches, Head of Short Rates and Cash at Royal London Asset Management said....
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In this video Andrew Hook, Fund Manager for the Aviva Investors UK Property Funds, discusses the fund's improving performance & current strategy.
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Aviva has enhanced its Life Insurance+ and Critical Illness+ products by making changes to four definitions including the most common payment areas.
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Following the expansion of our gym network we are pleased to confirm that we are offering new & existing clients Wellness Optimiser or Vitality Optimiser.
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Bento 853: GDPR is coming
20 Sep 2017

In this issue: GDPR update, investment commentary, protection news and forthcoming events.
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The GDPR is the new General Data Protection Regulation. It becomes law on 25th May 2018, affects everyone in the EU, and even us in the UK. Brexit will not change this train coming down the track.
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Read the latest research note from Marten & Co, which gives an overview of recent developments in SIGT.
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This week on BVTV, Mario Eisenegger is joined by Ben Lord, corporate bond fund manager and inflation specialist.
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The latest upheavals in the White House; inconclusive Brexit negotiations and populist outcry in any number of countries...
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Being off work because of an illness or injury is one of the biggest risks your clients face. So we’ve improved our Income Protection to meet client needs.
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Central bankers whipsawed gilt markets last week. After months of downward pressure on yields, the 10-year flew from 0.99% to 1.31% in a week.
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Utmost has continued its development with the launch of the capital redemption option on its Dublin-based Delegation and Selection bonds.
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Bento 852: Doing what we have always done is not good enough anymore!
18 Sep 2017

In This issue: Business development update, ethical investment update, investment events, investment commentary and protection news.
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I had an interesting meeting last week with a new client. They were looking for some help to identify how they drive their business forward.

My first question to them was my standard opening what is your company’s vision for the future. His response was quick, to the point and sadly all too familiar to me. He told me:

“I don’t have time for all that nonsense I’m too busy running my company”.

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The aim of the event is to help attendees develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of SRI issues and options
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We would be delighted if you would save the evening of 2nd November in your calendar to join us for drinks & canapes to celebrate the third anniversary.
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Prudential are running an event throughout the week of 18 to 22 September.
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This week on BVTV Anthony Doyle speaks with Dr. Wolfgang Bauer, M&G fund manager.
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Clients feel that the security of their savings is more important than the risk of inflation eroding their returns. 
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Don’t delay. Register now for our upcoming Adviser Forums this autumn.
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Bento 851: Managing foreign exchange risk during periods of high volatility
13 Sep 2017

In this issue: Investment commentary, protection news, forthcoming events and pension update.
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Over the past year, currency values have fluctuated wildly against each other. It will not have escaped many people’s attention that following the UK’s vote to leave the EU, the pound has weakened by around 15% across the board. For any business involved in international trade, this kind of volatility can have a significant impact on profitability if not effectively managed.
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In this month’s update, Investment Director Ritu Vohora looks at the case for investing in Japanese equities.


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We would be delighted if you could join us for the BlackRock Investment Conference 2017 taking place in two locations, Edinburgh & Manchester.

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Serious illnesses like cancer and heart conditions are sadly all too common, and the very latest treatment options aren’t always readily available.

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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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Prudential’s technical helpline are  frequently asked ‘what is the maximum employer pension contribution that can be paid’. 
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As Parliament reconvened to debate the European Union withdrawal bill, the fractious Brexit discussions were overshadowed.
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Bento 850: Death by regulator
11 Sep 2017

In this issue: Investment news and Protection news
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We hear that the FCA has announced a ‘Terminator’ inspired marketing campaign, yes, a marketing campaign, to encourage those who have not had a win on the PPI lottery yet to get truly lucky.

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In March 2014 George Osborne announced the most fundamental reform to the way people can access their pensions in almost a century.
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Investment can be as prone to trends as any other area of life.
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As a valued Protection Adviser, We’d like to invite you to our Round Table Events, at a location near you.
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This is the last article in Prudential’s trust series where Technical Manager, Helen      O' Hagan makes the trust journey simple & less complex 
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When Oliver was diagnosed with Leukaemia, his mum and dad’s world was turned upside down.
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Our resource of 36 technical videos can help you prepare for taking pension qualifications.
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Bento 849: Joffy's Journal - Global financial crisis
8 Sep 2017

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In this first in a series of videos looking at the change in investor behaviour over the years, Global Head of Retail Sales, Jonathan (Joffy) Willcocks examines the global financial crisis and the ensuing reaction from investors.

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Earlier this year we began working with Cover to shed some light on the views of the UK’s protection advisers.
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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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Just: Protection product withdrawal
Since the merger of Partnership and Just Retirement we’ve been reviewing the demand and cost of maintaining market presence 
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Prudential explores a tribunal case which focuses on whether or not a furnished holiday letting business qualified for 100% Business Property Relief
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Putting a VitalityLife policy into trust has never been easier for advisers.


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Equities advance, bonds fall as UK election stuns market.



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Bento 848: Money laundering and the Premier League
6 Sep 2017

In this issue: Investment news, Benefits news and Panacea announcement.
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'Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I'm very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.’ Bill Shankly

And it would seem to be as true today as it was then, but for very different reasons.

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Our latest pension technical videos focus on the issues to be considered when looking at transferring out of defined benefit schemes.
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Fund Manager, Jim Leaviss is put through his paces by a hard-hitting, football loving journalist.
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Panacea Adviser has announced Seneca Investment Managers (IM) as the latest firm to join its growing roster of provider partners.
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Low rates have pushed yield-starved investors further down the quality spectrum - and they could end up reaching for too much default risk.
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A man from Northumberland is the first person from the county to win the Premium Bonds £1 million jackpot.
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Rathbones weekly review: Tension building
North Korea tested its largest ever nuclear weapon on Sunday, reportedly a hydrogen bomb.
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Bento 847: Investment Intelligence Seminars Round 3 2017
4 Sep 2017

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We will begin this round with the usual update on global financial markets, looking at the fundamental drivers of their performance and prospects going forwards. With a backdrop of increased political instability and uncertainty around Brexit negotiations, there will be a particular focus on the UK economy.

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It's the time of year for the new number plates, this time bringing the '67 plate to the roads! We've lined up some September Special deals.
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I am delighted to be able to announce that, last week, Plain English Finance was granted authorisation to launch our first ever investment fund.
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This month, Peter writes about poor active management & also looks at the position of Seneca Investment Managers in the world fund manager rankings.
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Join us on the morning of the 22nd September in London as 4 of our most respected investment professionals, give their market and asset views.
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Credit Rating Agencies are making progress in identifying and reflecting environmental, social and governance risks in the credit rating process.
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We understand the level of professionalism you demand of yourself as a financial adviser - and the expectations  of regulators and your clients.
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Bento 846: Consumer debt: tipping point?
29 Aug 2017

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Many recent headlines harken back to the start of the Global Financial Crisis nearly ten years ago, with news about out-of-control housing bubbles, problems in subprime lending and rising delinquencies among over-extended borrowers.
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David Shairp, Head of Research at Prudential Portfolio Management Group, discusses the baseline outlook for the global economy.
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Aviva Investors’ multi-asset team discuss market correlation, volatility targeting and the folly of home bias.

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Yield is the obsession of many an income investor, but to us this is secondary to growth.
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British investors are more worried about generating income in a low-interest rate world than they are about Brexit.
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Summer holidays are over up here in Scotland but some non-Scottish readers will be mid-holiday, so the Prudential team have some light reading for you.
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The right support, for as long as it takes.  If the unexpected happens...... Your clients can expect to be looked after.

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Bento 845: Deal or No Deal
25 Aug 2017

In this issue: Panacea opinion, retirement update, protection news and Investment commentary.
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I've just returned from my Summer holiday and read this. I don't see any other comments, however I do find this really interesting and would be interested to know if anyone else has had this experience.

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This week on BVTV Anthony Doyle speaks with James Tomlins, M&G fund manager.
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Like a journey to a new destination, investors can benefit from an expert to guide the way.
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Mid retirement financial health check. The decisions people make at the start of their retirement may not fit with their future requirements.
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We've listened to your feedback and made changes to our business tracking.


 
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In case you missed it, BlackRock recently released their mid-year Global Investment Outlook covering key investment themes.

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Our new Review Service is designed to put more power in your hands. 



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