The Chancellor certainly dished up a few surprises in Wednesday's Autumn Statement. Highlights included confirmation of the sweeping pension reforms, and a rabbit out of the hat in the form of the stamp duty shake-up. Savers, homebuyers, pensioners and beneficiaries will all be affected in some way, so a surge in advice-seeking could be on the cards.
Read our full response to the Autumn Statement here.
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Chris Daems, 2014 winner of Pensions Adviser of the Year, lets us in on his not-so-secret obsession: writing - and reveals his insight on how writing articles can help boost your profile in the business world here.
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Investec Wealth & Investment will be distributing the 8th edition of our annual Vision publication in early January 2015. The publication is designed to share our thoughts with our financial adviser partners and their clients and will cover some of the key investment topics that are likely to occupy investors' minds over the coming 12 months and beyond.
John Haynes, Head of Research, and John Wyn-Evans, Head of Investment Strategy, will be presenting a Market Overview and seven themes which we believe will play out over the year.
Please click here to view the list of seminars and to register your interest.