Rogert Bartley is moving to Legal & General Investment Management as global head of fixed income from Gartmore where he was chief investment officer of fixed income.
Promotions in the general insurance and sub-prime mortgage sectors are still not up to scratch and need to be improved, according to an FSA report.
An industry-backed scheme to help advisers join the equity release market has been launched by Key Retirement Solutions.Lifetime Advisory Services will formally launch in September and has been hailed by Key as pivotal to eradicate dabblers who do not have adequate systems and controls in place, as highlighted by the Financial Services Authority last month.LAS […]
Former HBOS head of intermediary business Grenville Turner is take over as managing director of estate agency Countrywide in January. He replaces Harry Hill, who becomes chairman when Chris-topher Sporborg retires at the end of the year.
The IFA Defence Union claims it has moved a step closer to securing a legal challenge against the Financial Ombudsman Service for breaching the Humans Rights Act after getting a solicitor’s backing. The IFADU has received written opinion from solicitor Clarke Wilmott that it has a fair chance of securing a judicial review based on […]
At Pictet Asset Management we believe active management of asset allocation is the most important generator of returns. What is not to be in our portfolio is just as important as what is to be because good performance is determined as much by the assets you avoid as by those you hold. The FP Pictet Multi Asset Portfolio managers are not wedded to any particular […]
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