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Neil Collins has been writing about business, finance and economics nearly all his working life. He was City Editor of the Daily Telegraph for 19 years.
He wrote the On London column on Saturdays and sits on the boards of two investment trust companies.
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The risk to such policies is not inflation, but politics
Investors should target the glaring mismatch between equity and debt pricing
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Fund managers in line to be consulted benefit from big remuneration packages themselves
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