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Zurich transfers annuity book to Rothesay Life

Zurich UK Life is to transfer its legacy portfolio of £1.2bn of annuities to specialist insurer Rothesay Life for an undisclosed fee. Under part seven transfer rules the transfer, of around 28,000 policies, is subject to a review process by regulators and courts before it can complete. Zurich has not actively promoted annuity sales since […]

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Billy Burrows: Annuity update

There has been little change to annuity rates since the last update and this reflects the flat line trend for gilt yields at the moment. The benchmark 15-year gilt yield has remained just under 2 per cent so far in April. Unless yields increase, annuity rates will remain at present levels. In my recent paper […]

Natixis nets record £14bn inflows

Natixis Global Asset Management has seen a net income increase of 25 per cent to €331m (£246m) in the first quarter of 2015, helped by new net inflows in its asset management unit. The group saw a record €19bn of net inflows in the asset management business of which €8bn was in Europe and €11bn […]

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Mock the Week star Hugh Dennis to host Money Marketing Awards 2015

Mock the Week star and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show Hugh Dennis has been unveiled as the host of the Money Marketing Financial Services Awards 2015. Hugh Dennis will present the awards ceremony which is being held this year on Thursday 18 June at a new venue, Old Billingsgate in London. With […]

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The anatomy of long-term asset allocation

Parit Jakhria, Head of Long-Term Investment Strategy at Prudential, explains how his team operates to determine our long-term investment strategy to ultimately deliver outcomes for your clients. Recommendations & critical yieldThe Long-Term Investment Strategy Team (LTIS) determines the optimal strategic asset allocation (SAA) and the strategic hedging policies for Prudential’s multi-asset portfolio. As part of […]

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