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Fund suites such as KBC’s Privilege Portfolio or Standard Life’s MyFolio allow each investor to choose a fund that best suits their needs.

Q: Why is it important to have a diverse investment portfolio? A: Diversity isn’t only a liberal battle cry – or an ageing dance troupe – it’s an inv(...)

With deposit rates standing at almost zero per cent, putting money on deposit is like putting it under the mattress

With interest rates for money on deposit historically low and economic indicators increasingly positive, the case for taking savings to the “next leve(...)

Once you are an established saver you’ll be surprised how quickly your nest egg builds up

The first thing you need if you want to start saving is the spare cash at the end of the week but that’s easier said than done if you don’t know where(...)

Commodity-driven stocks were some of the worst-performers on the blue chip index after China’s premier Li Keqiang said the country was aiming to expand its economy by 6.5 per cent. Photograph: Guang Niu/Getty Images

News of the €12.7 billion Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life merger failed to lift European markets, which fell back slightly on poor perform(...)

Edinburgh-based Standard Life employs over 8,000 and Aberdeen has over 2,800 staff. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Standard Life and Aberdeen set out the terms of their proposed £11 billion (€12.7 billion) merger on Monday, saying they expected the deal to save th(...)

 Under the terms of the potential deal with Aberdeen Asset Management, Standard Life shareholders would own 66.7 per cent of the combined group. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

Standard Life Plc, Scotland’s largest insurer, is in talks to acquire Aberdeen Asset Management Plc, creating one of Europe’s biggest fund managers ov(...)

When the time comes to draw down your pension, retirees can opt to take a portion of it as a tax-free lump sum

Remember the old saw about the best time to plant a tree being 20 years ago, and the second best time being today? It’s the same with pensions. Put si(...)

Britain’s FTSE 100 ended its record 14-day winning streak on Monday, finishing down for the first day since December 21st, as banking stocks slumped on “hard Brexit” worries

With markets closed in the US for the Martin Luther King Day holiday and investors awaiting a major speech on Tuesday from British prime minister The(...)

Baroness Shriti Vadera: may be seen as a catch for a bigger bank. Photograph: Paul Morigi/Getty Images

HSBC is apparently getting close to identifying the chairman it wants as a replacement for Douglas Flint, who plans to retire in 2017. Might it become(...)

Concerns have been raised about the role of Rupert Murdoch’s son James, who is Sky’s chairman and Fox’s chief executive. Photograph: PA Wire

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has tabled a formal £11.7 billion (€14 billion) takeover bid for broadcaster Sky. Fox’s offer of £10.75 per share f(...)

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