A recent YouGov survey found 43 per cent of employees would most like their employer to provide private healthcare as a staff benefit.
Skandia has merged the commercial operations of Skandia Life and Selestia and Skandia UK’s former strategy director Nick Dixon has been appointed commercial director to head up the team.Head of marketing Billy Mackay has taken on many of the responsibilities of Selestia’s former marketing director Bill Vasilieff. Reporting to Mackay, Peter Jordan has been appointed […]
Zurich Financial Services’ independent study of Britain shows that the “returnment” phenomenon of people coming out of retirement and returning to the workplace is impacting on retirement planning.
Software supplier Financial Objects has been assigned to implement its wealthmanagement software with Sand Aire, the UK-based multi-client family office. Sand Aire specialises in strategic wealth management for families, trusts and charities.Activebank Wealth Manager will be used by Sand Aire to enhance its portfoliomanagement and client reporting capabilities and should help enhance its future development. […]
The Association of British Insurers and member firms have met with the Treasury this week to lobby against the proposed introduction of a flat rate of capital gains tax amid concerns it could seriously damage the life industry.They claim Chancellor Alistair Darling’s pre-Budget reforms to CGT will damage the £30bn insurance bond market and have […]
By George Boyd-Bowman, Manager of the Neptune Global Income Fund Recent research has indicated that global dividend growth will slump by as much as 50 per cent in 2016. As collapsing commodities hit high-profile dividend payers, George Boyd-Bowman explains why the US and Japan are his top picks for income growth in 2016. Click here […]
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The workplace presents a significant opportunity for advisers, yet many are still shunning this sizable market, experts argue. The pension freedoms and auto-enrolment have increased the unmet need for advice in the workplace. Some larger employers and pension trustees are no longer content to leave employees to fend for themselves among scammers and fraudsters and […]
Neil Woodford has rejected gloomy UK growth forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility revealed in yesterday’s budget, arguing the country is on track to achieve annual growth around 2 per cent. According to the OBR, growth this year will be 1.5 per cent, and fall to 1.4 per cent in 2018. Through 2019 and […]
Trade bodies tend to live in a cloistered environment while advisers keep the industry on its toes