Barings has appointed James Syme to head global emerging markets. Syme has spent nine years at SG Asset Management running its emerging markets desk.
Scottish Widows Investment Partnership has established a range of three absolute return funds, including the absolute return macro fund.
How L&C maintains its personal quality service amid expansion
Legal & General has received the Shaw Trust accessibility accreditation.It says it is the first financial services company to receive the accolade, for its group website. The Shaw Trust is a national charity working in disability, disadvantage and employment.
At New Star’s annual surfing trip, there was (almost) murder on the dance floor as group marketing director Rob “The Hoff” Page eagerly unveiled his latest moves. Unfortunately as Page was ‘getting on down’ to some fetching drum ‘n’ bass, one of Money Marketing’s hapless representatives shuffled when he should have moonwalked and clashed with […]
Jennifer Gilchrist Proposition Lead – Design, Royal London When someone mentions whole of life plans, most people will think of a niche product that serves as an inheritance tax planning tool for high-net-worth clients. And it’s really not surprising they’ve been pigeonholed in that way because before the arrival of RDR in 2013, that’s more […]
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The Government should make it easier for advisers to sell products that blend income drawdown with insurance to meet future care costs, according to former pensions minister Steve Webb. A paper published today by Royal London calls on the Government to introduce policy changes which allow new products to be created that pay for long-term […]
Independent governance committees at big-name pension providers are failing to safeguard the interests of savers and the FCA must take action, fresh research finds. In 2015, the FCA required contract-based pension providers to appoint IGCs to act as champions of savers’ interests. IGCs are required to publish annual reports to increase transparency and encourage comparison […]
The FCA is reviewing the content of its pension transfer specialist examination standard in light of recent issues with pension transfer advice, Money Marketing understands. The regulator does not offer qualifications but it does have a role in setting standards for exams and publishes “appropriate examination standards” guidance. Money Marketing understands a working group, mostly […]