News in brief - 2 September 2022

Cartwright has awarded its staff a one-off cost of living payment of £1,000.

The payment was made in addition to their salary, profit share, and other performance related bonuses. Cartwright founder and chairman, Ian Cartwright, commented: “There is significant pressure on individuals and families currently because of rising costs; almost everything, from everyday supermarket products to ferrying children around, is suddenly costing considerably more. We support our staff in many different ways, but now is the time when we need to help allay their immediate financial fears.”

Searches for “pension help” have increased by 157 per cent from the same point ten years ago, analysis of Google Trends by Investing Reviews has found.

While Investing Reviews acknowledged that it is "no surprise" that people are seeking help with their pension, it highlighted the figures as demonstration of "an alarming shift in the way Brits are viewing their retirement". A spokesperson for Investing Reviews commented: "It is paramount to prepare and invest in your future, now more than ever. However, this is easier said than done with costs rising in every factor of life."

Nordea Asset Management has launched an article 9 compliant listed real assets fund.

The Nordea 1 - Global Sustainable Listed Real Assets Fund has “clear” sustainable objectives and will look to invest in listed real assets focused on environmental/social stewardship and technological innovation. The fund is “ideally” suited to address today’s global challenges from several different angels, according to Nordea, such as using sustainable listed real assets to offer a hedge against inflation.

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