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Investment diversification key to future pension fund solvency, says expert, as OECD warns on low interest rates

Pension funds and life insurance companies risk long-term threats to their financial viability as historically low interest rates drive them to seek out riskier investments that promise higher yields, according to a new report. 25 Jun 2015

FCA fines former Keydata head a record £75m for misleading 'death bond' investors

The former chief executive of Keydata, the failed investment firm, has been fined a record £75 million over "unclear, incorrect and misleading" sales of so-called 'death bonds' to retail investors. 28 May 2015

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Investors target high contractual payments to departing executives, but a tougher approach to severance pay may be better than shorter notice

FOCUS: Shareholders remain keen to avoid 'rewards for failure' for senior executives, as illustrated by Old Mutual's statement in February that notice periods should be less than 12 months. However, merely reducing notice periods below the current standard... 19 May 2015

Financial compensation scheme announces £100m fee increase for UK life and pension advisers

The UK's Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is anticipating a further increase in claims related to self-invested personal pensions (SIPPs) this year, and has increased the levy it will charge authorised firms by £32 million to cover some of those... 06 May 2015

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