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Barings’ duo join Resolution boutique

Resolution Asset Management has recruited Grant Shotter and Wilfred Willwong from Barings to be partners in its new emerging markets boutique, Hexam.


Four loan networks in FSA probe

Mystery surrounds the identity of four mortgage networks that have voluntarily agreed not to recruit further appointed representatives following an FSA investigation.

Will it all end in tiers for critical cover?

Nicola York assesses the protection industry’s appetite for severity-based payouts on critical-illness products and asks whether this new model, introduced in the UK by Virgin and Prudential, will become as popular as in South Africa

Ellis says case growing to axe commission

The FSA’s latest damning report on the advice sector will increase calls to scrap commission and could even force the industry to revisit CP121, says Personal Finance Society public affairs director John Ellis. Last week, the FSA published the results of its quality of advice mystery-shopping exercise designed to establish how well firms are embedding […]

Separate tablings

After enacting the Civil Partnership Act last year, the Government could draw up a legal framework for common-law partners who see their relationship break down. Jeremy Abraham, who heads the family and private client department at law firm Russell Jones & Walker, examines proposals put forward in a Law Commission report


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