Alliance & Leicester group managing director Peter McNamara has resigned after 15 months following a restructuring of the banks executive directors. Executive chairman John Windeler is expected to stay in his existing role, while group finance director Richard Pym will step to managing director, retail banking.
Accountancy firm KPMG is calling for the relaxation of rules for employers offering financial advice to staff. It believes technology tools would help choose financial products.It is also asking for incentives to encourage employers and staff to take up stakeholder pension schemes.
Laurie Dean's client (Money Marketing, September 20) is certainly not alone in being subjected to a plague of invitations to Friends Provident IHT planning (that is, buy a bond) seminars.I have just received the latest of many. Every time this happens, I call them and suggest that reneging on their no cross-selling vows to the […]
SG LIFE & PENSIONS SG LIFE INTERNATIONAL BONDType: Traditional offshore bond.Aim: Growth by investing in a choice of three risk-graded portfolios,cautious, balanced, aggressive or a self-select option with a choiceof 94 unit trusts, Oeics, managed bond funds and investmenttrusts.Minimum investment: £50,000.Place of registration: Guernsey.Investment split: Choice of three risk graded portfolios, cautious,balanced, aggressive or a […]
As the Liberal Democrats assembled for their annual love-in last week in Bournemouth, international events proved much more important than slating the Tories for once and delegates adopted an appropriately serious tone throughout the week.Security was noticeably heightened, with ladies in bright yellow shirts searching people's bags.The scheduled events were thrown into disarray as an […]
Welcome to the latest update for Allianz Technology Trust PLC from the Trust’s portfolio manager, Walter Price. Portfolio review The Trust’s NAV returned 4.3% , outperforming the Dow Jones World Technology Index return of 2.8%. In US dollar terms, the portfolio gained 4.8%. During the month, stock selection contributed to relative performance, and industry allocation […]
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A new FCA committee has set the timeline for its fee template for asset managers as it publishes details of how it will go about its analysis. Money Marketing earlier this week the disclosure working group set up by the FCA following its final report into the asset management industry was about to set out the objectives […]
I caught up with some industry friends for a couple of drinks the other week. Nothing new there, those of you who know me might say. Over evening drinks the three of us, who are all engaged, compliant business principals, sat and chatted through the issues we are all currently facing. Recruiting and retaining quality […]
The Government has outlined plans for post Brexit financial services regulation in the UK to ultimately diverge from the European Union. Brexit secretary David Davis met with City leaders last week at Chevening, foreign secretary Boris Johnson’s country residence, the Financial Times reports. Davis told a breakout session for financial services that the UK would lose potential competitive gains […]