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Child is new MD at The Exchange

Chief operating officer David Child is taking over from Sue Summers as managing director of The Exchange. Summers is being promoted to deputy managing director of the life and pensions division in a restructuring of Marlborough Stirling, which will divide the business into three sections – life and pensions, mortgages and The Exchange.


Watchdog calling for clarity on protection

Some reviewable whole-of-life product literature does not make clear that the premium is not fixed for the term and could change, says insurance ombudsman Reidy Flynn. Speaking at the Developing Next Generation Protection & Health Insurance Products conference organised by Marketing Week in London last week, Flynn said she was shocked when one insurer tried […]

Forum wants fund firms to follow electronic trail

The Adviser Forum is turning its sights on fund managers with a project aimed at motivating fund firms to transact more electronic business with IFAs to save time and cost. The forum, which has had significant success in targeting the life and pension industry, is urging IFAs and fund managers to set up systems enabling […]

The house of brands

Mortgages plc sales and marketing director Peter Beaumont says he is spinning plates and trying to make sure that they all stay in the air. The sub-prime lender has undergone vast changes since it was acquired by European finance company Nikko Principal Investments in a £40m deal in January 2002 when the directors sat down […]

Financial critics win debate on long-term future

Two of the pension and savings sector&#39s fiercest critics won a debate against supporters of the financial services industry at London&#39s County Hall last week. An audience of top pension and investment experts voted 65 to 55 in favour of a motion that those who safeguard our long-term financial future has been lost. Speaking for […]

UK housebuilders remain a value trap – despite post-Brexit falls

By Mark Martin & Holly Cassell, Neptune UK Equities As investors continue to digest the UK electorate’s vote to leave the EU, Neptune’s Mark Martin and Holly Cassell explain why they believe housebuilders remain dangerously overvalued Click here to view full article Important information  Investment risks  Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and […]


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