David Bridgeman

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Eddie Clarke obituary

Motörhead, the British heavy rock band, were not renowned for their good behaviour. In 1979, after playing a set at the Punkaroka Midnight Sun festival in Finland, the trio were warned by the pilot of the airliner on which they were flying home that they would be arrested if they disturbed the …

Concerts

Bette Hill: Formidable driving force behind F1 champions Graham Hill and Damon Hill

Bette Hill occupied a unique position in Formula One history, as the only wife and mother of world champion drivers. Her husband Graham won the title …

Tom Petty obituary

Last week the rock star Tom Petty, who has died after suffering a cardiac arrest aged 66, and his band, the Heartbreakers, completed a trio of acclaimed shows at the Hollywood Bowl on their 40th anniversary tour, which had also brought them to Hyde Park in London in July. Those recent concerts …

Music

Phil Miller obituary

My friend Phil Miller, who has died of cancer aged 68, was a distinctive and original guitarist and composer. In 1971 he became a vital figure on the “Canterbury scene” when Robert Wyatt, who had just left Soft Machine, recruited Phil to join his new band, Matching Mole. The “scene”, noted for the …

Show Jumping

Tony Calder obituary

Among the young visionaries, hustlers and chancers who emerged from the art colleges, advertising agencies, record company mailing rooms and photographers’ studios of postwar Britain with a mission to reshape popular culture, Tony Calder was one who maintained some of the characteristics of the …

Blues Music

Ray Thomas obituary

Ray Thomas, a founding member of the Moody Blues, who has died aged 76, played various instruments, including the French horn, oboe, piccolo, harmonica and saxophone, but was best known as the group’s flautist. Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson would become rock’s most flamboyant flute-brandisher. …

Moody Blues

Daphne Caruana Galizia obituary

The death of Daphne Caruana Galizia, assassinated at the age of 53 with a car bomb, is a profound loss to investigative journalism, democracy, free speech and the honest citizens of Malta. Relieved by it will be those responsible for organised crime, corrupt politicians and shady police officers in …

Journalism

The best and worst performing investment trusts of 2017

Commodities, Latin American and Japanese smaller companies trusts were the best performing investment trusts on average last year, according to data …

The best performing funds and sectors in 2017’s first quarter

Funds investing in Indian and Chinese equities have posted the highest returns in the opening quarter of 2017, FE Analytics data shows, while …

Investing

Get your government-backed investment paying up to 9.6pc while stocks last

Time is running out for pensioners to take up a rare government offer that doubles the income they can receive on some of their savings.<p>Yet take-up of this golden opportunity to turbocharge retirement income is reported to be “extremely low”.<p>The Government has offered up to 12 million senior savers …

How I am investing my pension - experts reveal their own portfolios

Three experts spell out exactly where they have invested their pension<p>In the new world of flexible pensions - where savers have free choice over whether they withdraw their cash or leave it invested - there is more than ever a need for ideas and information about how to invest and what to invest in.<p>…

Five ways to invest a £300,000 pension pot

We spell out five options for pension savers who are considering investing their retirement pots<p>Most prudent savers have adopted a “wait and see” approach rather than rushing to make decisions in the first two weeks of the new <b>pension freedoms</b>.<p>The radical shake-up, which came into force on April 6, …

The super-safe pension that pays 3pc a year

If you want to make use of the pension freedoms but cannot risk losing money, you can put your retirement funds in cash and earn almost 3pc a year<p>Many people will be using the new pension freedoms to avoid buying an annuity. But this gives them the problem of finding another way to produce an …

DIY pensions: the cheapest Sipp providers who could save you thousands

Getting a good deal when choosing a self-managed pension is crucial to maximising investment returns, but establishing which is best value can be time-consuming.<p>There is a huge range of platforms, each with pages of material to plough through. Opening a self-invested personal pension (Sipp) through …

Isa tips for 2017: how to achieve a 5pc income

Earning an income of £5,000 from a £100,000 pot used to be fairly normal, but in today’s environment it is a tall order. To achieve this, investors need to take more risks than they might imagine.<p>The Bank of England’s emergency measures to cut Bank Rate to record lows and to launch quantitative …

3 Reasons Why Boomers Need Bonds for Retirement Portfolios

By Sergey Sanko<p>In Bond Investing<p>For how much most of us are looking forward to someday retiring, the entire subject involves a lot of trepidation …

Investing

What Does an Ideal Retirement Portfolio Look Like? | Investopedia

Although the concept of an ideal retirement portfolio is somewhat relative, many financial planners would define this in terms of what it is able to …

Retirement

6 steps to the ultimate retirement portfolio

After you've worked and saved for many years and you can finally retire, I think you deserve to have the best possible investments in your portfolio. …

4 Stock Retirement Portfolio With 6.0% Yields And 100% Upside

All weekend long I’ve heard from investors terrified of Brexit’s impact on their nest eggs. For the most part, they are in or near retirement—and now more than ever they are looking to shift more of their portfolio into fixed-income securities.<p>The problem? These are grim times for fixed-income …

5 Options for Retirement Income Portfolios

5 Retirement Income Portfolios<p>Pros and Cons of 5 Different Approaches to Retirement Income<p>Updated February 14, 2018<p>There are several ways to line up …

Retirement

Fund tips for pre and post-retirement portfolios

How pension investment has changed in recent years. Gone are the days when the norm was to hand your savings over to a pension company, forget about …

Investing