There is rightly an increasing focus on value for money (VFM) in defined contribution (DC) schemes, referenced crucially in the annual statements from both IGC and trustee chairs, writes Julius Pursaill.
VFM in DC pensions may seem a simple concept - but there is no established consensus around a definition and we are already seeing some widely differing views emerging around wherein value actually lies....
Retail companies could exceed expectations
Debt has become the opioid crisis of the global economy.
Bond investors spent most of last year transitioning towards a more fundamentally driven approach to selecting assets.
There is something strange going on in Europe according to some commentators - the market has rallied aggressively post the trade war-induced sell-off in the fourth quarter of 2018.
We expect to see continued market volatility and macroeconomic uncertainty in the UK throughout 2019, not least due to Brexit.