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VIDEO: Old Mutual’s Stewart Cowley on Bonds

Stewart Cowley, Head of Fixed Income at Old Mutual, says inflation will continue to rise over the coming years and offers valuable advice on currencies, government and corporate bonds at our recent Investment Forum.

We’ve captured all the key messages from Stewart’s presentation in a short video – take a look.
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L&G Discounted Gift Scheme now available

We’re pleased to announce that the Discounted Gift Scheme offered by L&G is now available on the platform. The scheme allows you to wrap all or part of your investment in the Discounted Gift Portfolio Bond or the Discounted Gift International Portfolio Bond in trust helping to reduce your clients’ IHT liability.

The scheme gives your client a number of potential benefits:

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Changes to the L&G International Portfolio Bond

We’ve been working with Legal & General International Ireland (LGII) to enable your clients to invest in a wide range of asset types within an offshore bond.

With the LGII International Portfolio Bond your clients have the choice of:

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Legacy versus new advice

Thought for the morning…

If everything prior to 31 December 2012 is to be counted as legacy business – advisers will continue to receive trail commission on this legacy business.

However we need to keep the rules on what is legacy and what is new advice VERY SIMPLE otherwise the administration associated with fund switching, for example, will become overly complex.

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