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Investment Briefing: Current opportunities in Bond Markets, December 2011

Recent market conditions present opportunities to long-term bond investors. In this briefing we consider two particular opportunities that we believe are relevant to pension schemes, which are briefly summarised here. Switching from fixed-interest gilts to corporate bonds The yields on long-term fixed-interest gilts has fallen sharply in recent months which has resulted in a widening […]

First Actuarial Strengthens Investment Consulting Practice

Mike Smaje has joined First Actuarial LLP as Director of Investment Services. Formerly a senior investment consultant and actuary with Towers Watson, Mike has 19 years’ industry experience. He will be based in First Actuarial’s Leeds office. First Actuarial Founder, Michael Hulme-Vickerstaff commented: “We are delighted to welcome Mike on board. His experience will be […]

They’re never gonna believe us – we won the Monkey League

It’s been a proud day in Tapper Towers as Oliver has been crowned king of the First Actuarial Monkey League, beating off 150 rivals including his Dad (35th), Marian Elliot (20th) , Sebastian Cheek (122nd) ,Tom Selby (25th) and Andy Hucks (31st)- a small selection of the League’s diverse membership. You can read all the […]

Investment Briefing 2010 Q3

Dealing with the Fear of Inflation One matter currently occupying trustees’ thoughts is the fear of inflation and the extent to which their investment strategies are prepared for a potential shift to problematic levels of inflation. The traditional way of protecting against inflation is to buy index linked government bonds, but this approach can be […]