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Osborne's 11: the top multi-asset funds since the pension freedoms

How have people's investments been performing since the beginning of the pension freedoms? In this gallery, we take a glimpse at the top performing multi-asset funds over the last three years.

Friday Papers: BoE might not hike rates next month

And Shire rejects £42.4 billion Takeda offer as Allergan, which had showed interest in the Irish drugmaker, rules itself out.

Overnight Markets: Consumer staples, tech stocks weigh on Wall Street

Financials and energy shares were the only industry groups closing in the green.

See how many complaints these 19 providers received

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has released its roundup of complaints data across the finance sector in the second half of 2017. Here are the highlights from the life and pensions, platforms and insurance sectors.

Retail woes: UK sales slump as Debenhams halves dividend

UK retail sales fall by more than expected in March, while profits crash at Debenhams, forcing halving of the dividend.

Refund victory for steelworker invested in property scheme

A steelworker who was convinced to invest his life savings into an unregulated German property scheme has had his investment full refunded by the firm.

HMRC seeking to appeal landmark in-specie pension case

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is set to appeal a court ruling against its clampdown on in-specie pension contributions.

FCA’s Bailey writes Dear CEO letter in preference share review

FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey has published a Dear CEO letter urging companies to provide clarity for preference shares investors in light of Aviva’s share saga.

Thursday Papers: Netflix plans $1bn European investment drive

And Hammerson withdraws £3.4 billion offer for Intu over high street woes.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street mostly up on energy, transport stocks

But IBM’s 7.5% decline was the biggest drag on the S&P after the technology company’s quarterly profit margins missed analyst estimates.

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23 Comments Play Webb: I was not reassured after 1825 bought my IFA

Webb: I was not reassured after 1825 bought my IFA

After Standard Life's consolidator arm 1825 bought out his financial adviser, Steve Webb reveals his concerns about restricted advice and product recommendations.

Play Three years of freedoms: 'we had 150 days to reinvent pensions'

Three years of freedoms: 'we had 150 days to reinvent pensions'

In this exclusive video, we take a look at how the retirement industry prepared for the start of the pension freedoms on the 6 April 2015.

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Adviser profile: Stuart Cardozo and Shane Gorman of SWC Independent

Adviser profile: Stuart Cardozo and Shane Gorman of SWC Independent

Stuart Cardozo has tackled recent regulatory changes at SWC Independent by hiring energy sector specialist Shane Gorman and shifting the firm’s focus to advising offshore oil workers