Standard Life’s recently appointed chief executive Keith Skeoch has opted to take a cut to this bonus ahead of the company’s AGM next week, which will see his bonus potential cut by a fifth. In a statement, Standard Life confirmed Skeoch “voluntarily decided not to accept the maximum opportunity awarded to him in 2016” under the […]
The Government’s Lifetime Isa could be knocked off course just two months after being unveiled as the industry challenges key features of the flagship product. The Association of British Insurers and firms acting independently are lobbying the Treasury to drop aspects of the Lifetime Isa, due to launch in April 2017. Money Marketing understands potential providers […]
I do not question for a minute the predictions of the EY team Money Marketing recently reported on about the future of independent versus restricted advice. EY’s Malcolm Kerr knows more about this market and its economics than anyone. But I want to agree to disagree and focus on where IFAs will not only be […]
Royal London has posted a 56 per cent increase in new business to £2.1bn in the first quarter of 2016 as gross sales through platform Ascentric dropped 9 per cent. Overall funds under management rose 4 per cent from £84.5bn at 31 December 2015 to £87.9bn at 31 March 2016. Group pensions sales increased by […]
Matt Shafer, Head of International Distribution, discusses the firm’s philosophy around Durable Portfolio Construction, particularly the importance of putting risk first, thinking about better ways to use traditional asset classes and how to position alternatives in portfolios.
Money Marketing recently launched a brand new partner site, the DFM Centre. But what’s it all about, and why should you visit it? Here’s editor Justin Cash with an introduction to a valuable new resource for advisers. Visit the DFM Centre now at https://dfm.moneymarketing.co.uk/
The best buy list model is under scrutiny as the UK’s largest platform struggles with the suspension of one of its most popular funds If it ain’t broke – the old adage goes – don’t fix it. And on the face of it, there’s nothing much wrong with Hargreaves Lansdown as a business. HL has […]
Brewin Dolphin has continued its expansion in the Southeast with a new office in Royal Tunbridge Wells. The office will be managed by current Reigate office head Lee Clark, who will also continue to head up operations in Reigate. The office will be partly staffed by employees relocating from Brewin’s London and Reigate offices with […]