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AMP to offload NPI and Ample

AMP is putting NPI and Ample up for sale and looking at floating the rest of its UK business on the London Stock Exchange under the Henderson brand. The move will effectively see AMP disengaging from the UK market.

Hargreaves Lansdown pensions research manager Ton McPhail says: “AMP says it will be de-risking its with-profits fund. This will result in the equity exposure on the NPI with-profits fund being largely eliminated and the equity exposure of the Pearl fund being reduced to very low levels.”


&#39Golden rules&#39 for investors

National IFA RJ Temple has produced a guide listing what it calls the golden rules of encouraging savers back into the investment market.The free guide, called Five Golden Rules For Successful Investing, comes with a tax facts leaflet updated following the Budget. The first rule, “Don&#39t put all your eggs in one basket”, advises investors […]

Focus on fact-finds

Infoline is organising a two-day course on Refining and Auditing the Fact-Find Process for IFAs in London on July 8 and 9.Former Legal & General head of business standards David Dinsmore will lead the event, which aims to help advisers identify best practice and cost-effective fact-find auditing techniques.Advisers can attend a series of workshops, which […]

Battle lines are drawn

If you are sick of being kept on hold by life offices, join Financial Ltd director Charles Llewellen Palmer in his campaign of action. When providers ring you about a client, he suggests you:•Put them on hold.•Find an old Dictaphone and play music into the mouthpiece.•Ask the life office for an authority letter from the […]

Business boost for multi-lender clubs

The proportion of business submitted through multi-lender mortgage clubs and packagers has jumped by 10 per cent in the last year, according to research from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders&#39 Association.In March this year, the amount of business placed through mortgage clubs rose to 49.4 per cent from 39.9 per cent last March and 35 per […]

DB transfers – one more factor to consider

Jim Grant – Senior Product Insight & Technical Support Analyst We look at how higher DB transfer values could cause a lifetime allowance issue and how that affects the advice process. Advisers are receiving an increasing number of requests from clients looking to transfer their pension from final salary schemes to personal pensions. This is a […]


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