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Home / Monthly Archives: January 2013

Hong Kong office receives Certificate of Incorporation for GLM
31.01.2013

Guardian Life Management, Regional Manager Simon Parfitt accepted the Certificate of Incorporation for GLM to become a member of the Independent Financial Advisors Association of Hong Kong. The mission of the IFAA is to be the voice of the IFA community in Hong Kong. It engages with the regulators and seeks to strengthen professional independent financial advisory services to enhance Hong Kong as a preferred financial services centre. Simon Parfitt …

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Workplace pension schemes are to be Investigated by Office of Fair Trading
23.01.2013

As automatic enrolment into a NEST pension scheme gathers pace, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), are to investigate workplace pension schemes. The OFT stated a market study would examine whether they are geared up to deliver the best value for money for savers. As it stands four million people in the UK are currently enrolled in such a scheme to save for retirement and the Government’s auto-enrolment, NEST pensions, …

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Are You Aware of New NEST Pensions Law?
18.01.2013

Pensions are often overlooked throughout many people’s lives. Whilst some jobs offer built-in pension plans, the onus lies on many employees to set up their own pension plans when planning for the future. With the world of finance a world of fluctuating figures, pesky percentages and new and improved legalisation, it’s not surprising that many people can get lost in its overwhelming undergrowth. With the UK introducing the new NEST …

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Britons working abroad are still happy to the live the foreign dream
17.01.2013

The foreign dream is still alive and kicking for the majority of Britons living and working abroad. A recent Lloyds TSB survey has reported that over three quarters of expats abroad have no intention of returning home to Britain in the near future. David Howell, Chief Executive, of the Guardian Wealth Management Group, says the expat lifestyle continues to appeal “The British economy is continuing to battle a torrent of …

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Guardian Wealth Management Seminar – Doha Golf Club on the 11th February 2013
15.01.2013

Guardian Wealth Management Qatar would like to invite you to attend the first seminar of 2013 at the Doha Golf Club. The event being held in the Majlis suite on Monday 11th February is the perfect way to start the year. Guest speaker David Worthy from Mansion Group, speaking at 6:00pm, will discuss the opportunity to invest in a fund which will allow individual investors exposure to the UK property …

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Pension firms to release charges that can cost individuals up to 40% of their pension
15.01.2013

As 11 million workers are expected to sign up to a work pension, from summer 2014, new savers participating in employers’ auto-enrolment pension schemes, NEST Pension, will automatically receive standardised disclosure of annual charges and transaction costs. Under an agreement struck by the Association of British Insurers (ABI), 14 big pension providers will provide “consistent and straightforward disclosure of pension charges and costs”, and agreeing to spell out the true …

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Get On Top Of Your Finances This New Year
11.01.2013

The New Year can signify a new start and prosperity for many people. With the economy in the state it is in, it is understandable that finances are at the top of many people’s agenda. But you don’t have to address this alone. Here at Guardian Wealth Management, we are the only people you need to talk to get your finances back on track. In an industry where percentages, figures …

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Workers in small firms risk inadequate pension provisions
11.01.2013

Hard-pressed UK employees in smaller companies are not increasing contributions into their workplace pension schemes, according to a survey from the Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA) released this week. The report, by the ACA, found average combined pension contributions by the employers and employees into defined contribution schemes had remained static since the last survey in 2010, at only 9 per cent of earnings into trust-based schemes and just over …

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NEST Pensions creates overhaul alert for contractual mobile workers
10.01.2013

The new rules, which oblige UK employers to enter staff into a formal pension scheme, (NEST Pensions), are being phased in and are expected to include the majority of companies who employ offshore workers by October 2013. Offshore operators, such as oil firms will face particular challenges linked to the use of contractors and the fact that employees frequently work abroad. Oil and gas companies have been warned that they …

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‘The long and short of it’ seminar 15th January – seats are running out!
07.01.2013

As expected, there has been high demand  to see Paul Temperton at the Kempinski Hotel on the 15th January. As a result Guardian Wealth Management has only 10 seats remaining so we urge you to register now and make sure you get your seats. Having worked for the Bank of England as a leading Economist Paul is now Vice President of European Economic Fixed Income Research for Merrill Lynch and …

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