The Retirement Strategy Data pages are designed to offer a wide ranging view of the current annuity rates being offered from providers including impaired, flexible and asset-backed annuity options. The pages also put current rates into historical context, offer the latest annuity best-buy tables and give a genral overview of the type of products each provider currently offers.
Former Skandia and Cofunds chief executive Brett Williams has joined private equity firm Lime Tree Investment Partners as a founder partner. Williams founded the investment platform Selestia in 2001 before going on to become Skandia UK chief executive and then Cofunds chief executive in 2008. He quit Cofunds in July 2010. Williams joins the firm […]
Protection specialist Bright Grey says it paid out 91 per cent of critical illness claims in the last six months of 2011. The provider says it declined 2 per cent of claims for non-disclosure and the average payout was £82,000. Cancer remained the most common reason for a claim at 55 per cent, followed by […]
Do macro headlines create white noise which impacts market prices? Portfolio Manager at Harris Associates, David Herro, discusses how market volatility can create opportunities to buy good business at a discount.
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More and more of my conversations with advisers are focused on those clients that have exceeded the lifetime allowance and have either not been eligible for any of the protections available at the time or have invalidated the options before they realised. There is little the adviser can do; a problem compounded thanks to not […]
M&G is to transfer four UK-domiciled funds to equivalent Sicavs on its Luxembourg platform in a “prudent” move amid uncertainties around the Brexit negotiations. The £275bn fund group, which has already outlined plans to launch Sicav funds in Luxembourg, will move £6bn in assets to the continent by November of 2017. Subject to shareholder approval, […]
Chief executive of technology provider best known for its transfer service to stand aside after 10 years at the top