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The Weekend’s Financial Pages round-up

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The Sunday Times examines the ‘ethical’ funds that plough investors’ cash into tanks, tobacco and Big Oil.

There’s also an article specifically about Fidelity International, which has launched an enquiry over fears that green savers among their 2.4m customers were mis-sold.

James Coney throws out the challenge ‘Try to find where your fund manager is investing – I dare you’.

They also ask ‘Who needs a Woodford?’, and offer advice on building a cheap DIY pension via a step-by-step guide to solo investment.

The Sunday Telegraph reveals that pension savers ‘could miss out on £25bn’ because of the regulator’s stance on transfers.

There’s more on Neil Woodford who, the paper alleges, ‘threw money at a wall’ in search of ‘a knighthood for making Oxford the new Silicon Valley’.

With regard to the impending election, the paper reminds us that history shows even the Brexit election will be won on the battleground of tax policy, while another article explains why this is the one election investors can’t ignore.

It’s Questor’s opinion that neither Woodford nor the election should rock M&G, so buy for the 8% yield.

They also reveal five wines which have beaten the FTSE 100, and the five which will.

The Mail on Sunday reports that fund management ‘titan’ Martin Gilbert, the outgoing deputy chairman of Standard Life Aberdeen, advises international investors to buy into UK assets ahead of Brexit.

They reveal how to make money from next month’s Christmas election – even if ‘that wealth-hating Marxist Jeremy Corbyn wins’.

They note that this week, over-50s will start receiving ‘wake up’ packs in an official bid to get older workers thinking about how to fund retirement; the FCA has introduced the measure to open people’s eyes to pension planning rather than leaving matters until it is too late.

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