Istarted my career at General Accident in York in 1968 in the annuities department before moving into what became more familiar sales roles and progressing to more senior management roles around the UK. Between 1990 and 1997, I held the position of assistant general manager of GA, creating the first true multi-channel sales and marketing […]
Old Mutual has again extended the deadline for Skandia shareholders to accept its offer and believes it is building the momentum to carry the deal through. The South African insurer says 69.7 per cent of Skandia’s shareholders have accepted the bid, which is 5.3 per cent short of the 75 per cent threshold it requires […]
Nicolas Just, Head of Smart Beta at Seeyond, says the most important point to recognise about the Seeyond approach to investing is that it sees volatility as an asset class and, with its factor-plus products, it aims to build portfolios that will outperform an index over one year/achieve outperformance as frequently as it can.
With a firm understanding of clients’ needs and expectations, more advisers are looking to offer the perfect financial plan to cater for their circumstances, but where is the starting point for selection? A discretionary management service is one of the tools that advisers have at their disposal to craft the perfect plan for their client. […]
The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment has appointed four new members to its financial planning forum committee. St James’s Place senior manager for partnership development James Mallinson will work with the CISI on organising its forum events and also more broadly on financial planning strategy. Mallinson says: “I am passionate about holistic financial planning and hope […]
M&G Investments will halt trading on 21 funds as it ploughs ahead with plans to shift £34bn of assets out of the UK amid Brexit concerns. The suspensions, which will begin midday Thursday and finish on Monday, are the first of four tranches of planned downtime by M&G so as not to suspend all of […]