Stock market’s sweetspot threatened

The prospect of lower returns on equities creates real dangers for retirement plans

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A Schroders sign is seen outside a building in the City of London March 22, 2013. Two of the City of London's oldest names could merge after fund manager Schroders said it was in talks to buy smaller rival Cazenove Capital. Schroders said in a statement on Friday it was considering a cash offer for Cazenove, which manages 18.7 billion pounds ($28.39 billion) in assets. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT) ©Reuters
Nearly a third of external shareholders reject reappointment to the board of former chief executive
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‘Old boy network’ in industry is affecting voting decisions at annual meetings

French pension boss warns over low rates

Chief executive of ERAFP says ‘many funds will implode’

Cameron attacks funds’ hidden fees

Prime minister wades into debate on the costs of saving

St James’s Place reports higher net inflows

Wealth manager boosted by rush to beat pensions tax changes

Japan pension fund chief eases risk fears

Any hedging only aimed at smoothing volatility, says Takahashi

Care homes count cost of council fees cuts

Number of businesses becoming insolvent has increased steadily

US pension funding gap is political issue

Underfunding is neither impossibly large nor and unsolvable, says Hank Kim of the NCPERS

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Canada pension scheme defends hedge funds

High fees for lacklustre returns irk other retirement funds

Asset managers discount fees by a third

Regulation and competition make it harder to win business

Tobacco stocks split pension funds

Big investors missed out on billions by avoiding industry

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