Axa has cut the rates on more than half of its protection products, including on level life cover, decreasing life cover, guaranteed life or early CI cover and guaranteed decreasing life or earlier CI cover.
PSigma Investment Management has bolstered its private-client offering with the appointment of three managers from Citigroup Quilter. Mark Chetwood, Julian Key and Chris Catchpole are set to join in the summer, bringing the total number of managers to 19. Chetwood is the latest former Credit Suisse employee to join PSigma, having worked there before joining […]
The Financial Ombudsman Service is facing a judicial review of whether it is acting outside its powers when hearing complaints from some categories of advisers.
The high-profile Phizackerley ruling on inheritance tax and will trusts has far-reaching implications for all trusts making loans to beneficiaries, warns Skandia.
Aegon Asset Management has appointed Anne Harrison as the firm’s new head of performance.
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