Protection providers have warned Financial Ombudsman Service chief ombudsman Walter Merricks that his outspoken public criticism of critical-illness policies could lead to an increase in lapse rates and leave people without cover.
This article concludes my short series discussing key issues within director sharepurchase arrangements by first considering who should pay the premiums under associated life policies and then summarising some of the key stages in establishing the arrangement.
While Dubai is leading the way in terms of legislating for expat healthcare in the Gulf, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and others are watching and learning – that’s according to Jelf International’s director of international services, Doug Rice. He believes the pace of change in the Gulf states will continue and that some level of unified healthcare system will be introduced across the region.
Fundsmith has successfully launched its new investment trust, Smithson, to the main market of the London Stock Exchange this morning. The asset manager led by star manager Terry Smith has confirmed that 82,250,958 shares were issued at 8am. The firm also noted that Smith and the other founder partners and key employees of Fundsmith currently […]
Exit fees can mean advisers are hit with high and unpredictable costs, but are they justified? Many advisers have been caught out with the unexpected burdens that come with trying to leave a platform, and an increasing number of them are looking into the potential pitfalls that exiting discretionary fund manager services could bring as […]
Invesco has sealed a deal to acquire OppenheimerFunds as the firrm looks to break into the top 10 global investment managers. The deal will see OppenheimerFunds parent Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company sell the asset manager to Invesco, with MassMutual taking a 15.5 per cent stake in Invesco in return. Invesco will manage $1.2trn (£920bn) […]