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Bento 905: Quality is not an act, it is a habit
16 Feb 2018

In this issue: Protection news, business development, investment commentary and pension update.
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So how are your new year’s resolutions coming along?

Did you set any at all?

If you did how successful have you been? Are you sticking to your desire to perhaps lose weight, give up smoking or cut down on alcohol? Or maybe you’re trying to change how you run your business or enhance your career.

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Aviva has enhanced its Life Insurance+ and Critical Illness+ products in a bid to make them the most comprehensive in the market.
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If your clients have set up a new business, they need to start thinking about automatic enrolment.

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Traditional sources of income have had a comfortable ride in recent years, but this year is likely to prove more challenging writes Gavin Counsell.
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Children's critical illness is more common than you might think - it's consistently one of the top five reasons our customers make a claim.
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To help manage client queries in the run up to the end of the financial year, Prudential have answers to the most common tax planning questions asked.
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In this month's letter, Peter writes about his analytical framework for tactical asset allocation.
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Bento 904: NHS and 'the Donald'
14 Feb 2018

In this issue: Investment commentary, protection news and pension update.
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NHS and 'the Donald'

Given that the NHS has been politically ‘weaponised’ (whatever that means) I thought that I would ‘go off piste’ with some musings on whether Donald Trump was actually right about the NHS after all.
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To help your clients understand the importance of maximising their pension contributions, check our factsheets on annual allowances.
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After more than a year of record calm in stock markets, the VIX index of S&P 500 volatility briefly hit 50 as it exploded upwards last week.
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When we introduced changes to our cover back in September 2017, our key objective was to increase the likelihood of a successful claim.
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After a rollercoaster week for equities, this week we discuss what drove the correction with M&G multi asset fund manager Craig Moran.
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Why volatility is not necessarily a very good measure of risk.
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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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Bento 903: Apologies for technical error. Rt Hon George Osborne CH and Ben Edwards, CFA to open BlackRock's Insight Series
12 Feb 2018

In this issue: Protection news, pension update, tax news, investment commentary and partner offer.
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Join Rt Hon George Osborne CH as he looks at the current state of the nation and the path that lies ahead for 2018. BlackRock will also take a deeper dive into the key drivers in fixed income markets, hearing from Ben Edwards, fund manager of the BlackRock Corporate Bond Fund and his approach to managing bonds through market inflections.

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Proposals to change the way auto enrolment works have been published by the Department for Work and Pensions.
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Join us for a free, interactive half-day seminar where our team of AE experts will take you through the latest on AE for 2018.
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This month’s update looks at the implications for US tax reform on equities. How much is priced in already.
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Calculating pension allowances for your clients, particularly at this time of the year, can be highly complex.
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Mini Cooper convertible. £269 per month. Plus £2,000 deposit. 7.5% APR representative. Available on limited, pre-registered stock*.
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What impact, if any, will higher US interest rates have on equity markets? John Greenwood, Chief Economist, Invesco analyses this here.
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Bento 903: Rt Hon George Osborne CH and Ben Edwards, CFA to open BlackRock's Insight Series
12 Feb 2018

In this issue: Protection news, pension update, tax news, investment commentary and partner offer.
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Join Rt Hon George Osborne CH as he looks at the current state of the nation and the path that lies ahead for 2018. BlackRock will also take a deeper dive into the key drivers in fixed income markets, hearing from Ben Edwards, fund manager of the BlackRock Corporate Bond Fund and his approach to managing bonds through market inflections.

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Proposals to change the way auto enrolment works have been published by the Department for Work and Pensions.
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Join us for a free, interactive half-day seminar where our team of AE experts will take you through the latest on AE for 2018.
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This month’s update looks at the implications for US tax reform on equities. How much is priced in already.
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Calculating pension allowances for your clients, particularly at this time of the year, can be highly complex.
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Mini Cooper convertible. £269 per month. Plus £2,000 deposit. 7.5% APR representative. Available on limited, pre-registered stock*.
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What impact, if any, will higher US interest rates have on equity markets? John Greenwood, Chief Economist, Invesco analyses this here.
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Bento 902: Have we got our protection priorities all wrong?
9 Feb 2018

In this issue: Pension & ISA news, Investment commentary, adviser tools and Protection update.
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At Royal London, we have a tool on our adviser website that shows the relative risks of death, critical illness, or being unable to work due to incapacity. We measure these risks using the age and gender of the client and over a period of time prescribed by the adviser. In other words, we make it personal.

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Create your own marketing campaigns with FundsNetwork sample letter templates, which highlight the benefits of investing in pensions and ISAs.
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After a great 2017, do AT1 bonds still offer value and what should you watch out for?
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Expansions come and expansions go. We see this one hanging around for longer than many expect.
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The US stockmarket falls this week will have understandably unnerved investors the world over.
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US stock market volatility continues to spike higher as the strongest wage inflation in the US since 2009 triggered fears of rises in interest rates.
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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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Bento 901: Oh! Jeremy Corbyn
5 Feb 2018

In this issue: Investment commentary, pension news, tax update, protection news & ISA guide.
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What a Corbyn-led government could mean for investors?

Whether you’re chanting it from a tent in Glastonbury or howling it at Radio 4 indespair, the name Jeremy Corbyn tends to incite some rather impassioned reactions.

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FundsNetwork’s guide to pension and ISA allowances provides your clients with the key tax information they need.
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In our annual update of 30-year asset class return forecasts, equities are still on top, though credit has caught up in the US.
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Join Stuart Rhodes, fund manager of the Global Divided Fund, on February 7th for an update on the fund.
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Due to their tax efficiency it’s well worth your clients taking advantage of the generous limits available each tax year within their ISA to help them.
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When your clients take out Critical Illness Cover with Royal London, they can now choose a level of Children’s Critical Illness Cover.
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Watch Stephen Anness and Andrew Hall, managers of the Invesco Perpetual Global Opportunities Fund, reflect on their first five years stewardship
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Bento 900: Navigating uncertainty with your investments
2 Feb 2018

In this issue: Investment news, Protection news and Tax news.
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We understand that market uncertainty brings different priorities to different clients. There are approaches to investing that look to navigate this uncertainty and chart a steadier course, even in choppy market conditions. Expert fund managers aim to strike the right balance between risk and reward to achieve a particular outcome for your clients. Whether that’s managing rising inflation, finding returns in a low yield environment or navigating volatility in tough conditions, M&G offers a range of solutions designed to help your clients.
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Market Outlook 2018 - Expert opinions on the year ahead from our Investment Managers.

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Did you know that your clients can realise gains of up to £11,300 this tax year without having to pay Capital Gains Tax (CGT).
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To help raise awareness around the need for personal protection, we’ve developed an online game called Run for Cover.
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Please find in the links below Seneca's latest fund factsheets for the LF Seneca Diversified Income Fund and LF Seneca Diversified Growth Fund.
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FundsNetwork™ has launched a dedicated support zone, with all the material you need to help your business during this busy time.
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Last week, we launched the upgraded Aviva Platform –migrating all customer accounts and over £19.8bn of assets to FNZ-powered system
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Bento 899: The Future of the State Pension
30 Jan 2018

In this issue: Investment commentary, pension news, protection announcement and tax update.
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The state pension system in the UK has undergone a series of changes since it was introduced in its modern form after the Second World War.  Some of the biggest changes have been around the addition of earnings-related elements on top of the basic pension.
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Active managers who follow a rigorous, long-term investment approach, can boost the performance of multi-asset funds.
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Challenger’s brand promise is ‘Life. Made Better’ as it seeks to improve protection.

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As tax year end is almost upon us have your clients made the most of their Inheritance Tax (IHT) exemptions?
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The consensus view on inflation is that it remains weak. As explained in this article, the risks to this consensus view whilst fair.
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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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FundsNetwork™ has launched a dedicated support zone with all the material you need to help your business during this busy time.
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Bento 898: Latest on FAMR
26 Jan 2018

in this issue: FAMR update, investment commentary, GDPR and pension news.
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2018 looks like being another exciting year for the financial advice sector, full of change, challenges and opportunities. As part of that picture, the FCA released its latest Policy Statement on FAMR in early December.
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The gradual normalization of monetary policy around the world has major implications for investors.
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If you’ve not yet heard of the GDPR then please look at our earlier articles on how to plan for the GDPR in your organisation.
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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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If you have clients who want to make large contributions, it’s important that they are scooping up Annual Allowance from the earliest years possible
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The economic outlook for 2018 may look rosy but the wider market already appears positioned for that.
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Coming from Davos at this year’s World Economic Forum, Jim Leaviss is joined by M&G’s CEO, Anne Richards, asking the question...
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Bento 897: Selling your services - are you pushing or pulling?
24 Jan 2018

In this issue: GDPR update, investment commentary and Protection news.
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At a time when consumers have more choice, are more demanding and less tolerant of being placed under any kind of negative pressure it has never been more important to up your game in terms of the way you present your services – the future of your business may depend upon it!
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Tune in for this week’s edition of BVTV, where M&G Simon Duff gives us the bigger picture of what the reforms means for the tech and telecoms sector.
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If you’re not up to speed on the forthcoming GDPR regulation to be in place on the 25th May 18 please read our first GDPR article. Should you be worried?
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In this Aviva for Advisers podcast we talk to a panel of Aviva’s IP specialists, we hit the streets of Leeds & York to hear what they say about IP.
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WAM’s short on bunds, WAM’’s high conviction on bonds and BW’s high conviction on HY.
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In a written statement on Funeral Expenses Payments today, the Government has announced the following changes.
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T. Rowe Price’s Quentin Fitzsimmonds talks about the importance of a global opportunity set.
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