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July 2018

Stop monkeying around!

In the world of investment management there is an idea that blindfolded monkeys throwing darts at pages of sharelistings can select portfolios that will do just as well, if not better, than both the market and the average portfolio constructed by professional asset managers. If this is true, why might it be the case?

Pounding the streets for good causes

For the 14th year in a row Moore entered a team of runners in the Standard Chartered Great City Race, raising over £3,340 for charity in the process.

UK signs new Double Tax Treaties with Jersey, Guernsey and the IOM

On 2 July 2018, the UK signed new double tax treaties with Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. This is a welcome update and unsurprising since the current double tax treaties were entered into in the 1950s, albeit intermittent updates have been made since then.

Draft Finance Bill measures

The Government has today issued for consultation draft legislation intended for inclusion in the Finance Bill to be introduced later this year, after the Autumn Budget. This extends to 226 pages of legislation and 143 pages of explanatory notes.

Pension investment decisions face further disclosures

From next year, trustees could face additional disclosure requirements on how environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are taken into account when making investment decisions.