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Hornbuckle owner returns to profit as Sipp clients increase

Embark Services returned to profit in 2017 as it reported an increase in self-invested personal pension clients. Embark Services is a subsidiary of Embark Group that trades under the Hornbuckle and Embark brands. The business reported pre-tax profit for the year ending 31 December 2017 of £136,000 compared with a loss in 2016 of £2.4m. […]

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Architas UK net inflows drop 70%

Architas UK has seen inflows drop by just over 70 per cent in the first half of the year. The Axa-owned asset manager reported £152m net inflows for the first six months of 2018, compared with £546m in the first half of 2017. Globally, Architas’s net inflows dropped to €797m (£710.6m) in the first half […]

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Billy Burrows: Changing the angle on annuities  

Industry should focus on annuitisation as a concept rather than an annuity as a product In last month’s article, I looked at how retirement advice does not have to be black or white. There are solutions that bridge the gap between annuities and drawdown, and plenty of scope to innovate the way advice is delivered. […]

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LGIM poaches from Jupiter for retail sales head

Legal & General Investment Management has hired James Crossley as UK retail sales head. Crossley joins the team from Jupiter, where he was overseeing the UK retail distribution and retail sales team. Crossley replaces Simon Hynes, who worked with Crossley at Jupiter. Hynes recently took on the role of EMEA retail distribution head at LGIM where he […]

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Tom Selby: We need to talk about life expectancy

The consequences of the European referendum result have been far-reaching and, in many ways, unquantifiable. We can make pretty well-educated guesses about the impact of the uncertainty created on economic growth based on declining business investment, for example, but we cannot know for sure where exactly the GDP line would have gone if the country […]