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BBNEB launches specialist group risk team

Berry Birch & Noble Employee Benefits a BBB subsidiary is launching a specialist group risk team to provide advisers with group medical insurance, group income protection and group life policies.


£24bn moved out out of WP bonds in last five years

Up to £24bn-worth of with-profits bonds have been cashed in early or transferred over the last five years, according to research by Prudential. It reveals that since 1998, 1.5 million with-profits bonds valued at £24bn have been cashed in or transferred, with another 718,000 with-profits bond investors considering transferring out or cashing up. Pru says […]

CSAM further boosts UK fund management team

Credit Suisse Asset Management has appointed Errol Francis to its UK equity fund management team. Francis will work across retail and institutional funds with Leigh Harrison on the retail funds and Phil True on the institutional UK equity portfolios. He has over 17 years of investment experience and joins from Baring Asset Management where he […]

Transfer boost as buyout rules bite

Transfer values from occupational pensions are rising by up to 50 per cent as new rules take effect. National IFA Millfield says a client who requested a cash-equivalent transfer value in November was quoted £362,573 – a 48 per cent increase on the £245,541 that was previously offered in March. Cash-equivalent transfer values received a […]

Electronic avenue

Today&#39s market is being pushed and pulled in all directions. Meeting corporate governance and compliance demands, and delivering innovative products as well as meeting customer expectations are all exerting immeasurable pressure on product providers. More and more are finding themselves caught up in the tide of charges for missold policies and the compensation claims it […]

Technology & Fear

By Ali Unwin, Chief Technology Officer & Manager of the Neptune Global Technology Fund Fear has always been a key ingredient for technological experimentation and adoption, and today is no different. But when and where are these fears justified? asks Ali Unwin, Chief Technology Officer and Manager of the Neptune Global Technology Fund  Click here […]


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