• Global institute

    Towers Watson launches global Thinking Ahead Institute

    Towers Watson is launching a global not-for-profit Thinking Ahead Institute, with the aim of motivating change in the investment world to improve the provision of savings.

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  • Pensions1

    UK pensions market highlights move to DC

    Less than a quarter of FTSE 100 companies provide defined benefit (DB) pensions to a significant number of employees, highlighting the move away from these schemes to defined contribution

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  • Tokyo city

    Japan cited as decent equities play as year-end approaches

    Japan equities are cited as an attractive investment amid a mixed outlook for the rest of the year, which will see market volatility persist.

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    400 more jobs in London funds industry by year end

    Fund management jobs in London rose to 25,300 in June this year and a further 400 jobs are anticipated in the industry by the end of 2014.

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  • Global markets

    Don't ignore low-cost platforms, fund firms warned

    Asset managers have been warned not to ignore the customers of low-cost, direct-to-consumer fund platforms.

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