Monthly Archives: March 2009

Investment News – Quantative easing is bad news for pensions

Bad news for pensions Over the last couple of weeks Brett has been discussing the Bank of England’s attempts to restart the economy through quantitative easing (QE), the principles behind it and the possible pitfalls if it is not monitored appropriately. However, the Bank’s decision will have wider consequences, namely – more bad news for […]

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Defined Benefit vs Defined Contribution

What’s the difference? This week we have been looking at the decline of “defined benefit” (DB; or otherwise referred to as salary-related) occupational pensions and the rise in defined contribution (DC; or money-purchase) occupational pensions. Why are more employers closing their door on defined-benefit schemes and only offering new employees defined-contribution pensions? And what does […]

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Profit from the off-plan boom 2009-2016

Ride the 2009-2016 boom I’ve always said that you need to match your strategy to the market  and right now, if you’re one of the few that can adapt quickly, you’ll be laughing. There’s an enormous opportunity building and off-plan property represents the next phase of the current market: a market that is gathering momentum […]

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