Legal & General has appointed Mark Jones to the role of product director of UK protection, within its insurance division. Jones joins from Sun Life. He will be responsible for the developer of both retail and group protection products, and will report into the managing director for UK protection, Steve Griffiths. Griffiths says: “We are […]
Openwork has renewed a tie-up with Newcastle Financial Advisers for a further five years. Openwork, then called Zurich Advice Network, joined with Newcastle Financial Advisers, a subsidiary of Newcastle Building Society, in 2003. It then extended the contract in 2013. Newcastle Financial Advisers currently has 26 advisers. According to Openwork, it has been the network’s largest investment […]
The pursuit for efficiency can often lead to just the opposite for adviser and client. The word “efficiency” is thrown around during business technology presentations with the precision of my two-year-old son navigating his way through beans on toast. It is easy to tell him to eat his dinner nicely but turn your back for […]
After months of waiting, the FCA has finally called the asset management industry to order. Last week, it set out a number of new rules to combat what it sees as an uncompetitive sector underdelivering for consumers. The lukewarm orders disguise an inconvenient truth for fund managers: they have had it far too good for […]
By Douglas Turnbull, head of Chinese Equities, Neptune The 19th Party Congress is coming up late in 2017. During years of bears waiting for China’s challenges to turn critical, policymakers in Beijing have made meaningful steps to address them, and we believe will continue to do so. Even as growth is slowing, it is rebalancing […]
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