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CII names new HR boss

The CII has announced the appointment of Mike Orton as its new human resources director, having been promoted from HR manager.

Orton&#39s new role will focus on aligning the Institute&#39s HR policies with its business strategies so it can retain and attract the best people to help it reach its objectives.

He will be replaced as HR manager by Tali Shlomo.


GISC will assist in transition

In its response to the Treasury&#39s statement regarding the future of insurance regulation, GISC says it will continue in its current role until the FSA takes over.The Government called upon GISC to work closely with the FSA in creating the new regulatory regime, saying it will need to benefit the customers without loading the industry […]

London & Colonial opens up

London & Colonial has introduced open annuity, which allowsannuitants to pass on their pension pot to their heirs when they die. Conventional annuities pool the resources of annuitants and use the funds of those who die early to subsidise those who live longer than expected, but open annuity does not operate this mortality cross-subsidy. Instead, […]

Autif/FMA merger is set for February

The merger between Autif and the Fund Managers&#39 Association is set to go ahead on February 1, with the new body to be called the Investment Management Association. Autif director general Rich-ard Saunders will head the IMA as chief executive. Current Autif chairman, Standard Life Investment&#39s head of mutual funds Alan Burton, will chair the […]

&#39Fund supermarts will buckle under strain of growth&#39

The UK retail investment ind-ustry will not be able to sustain the rising number of fund supermarkets in the long term, according to a report by Datamonitor. The market analyst says the number of fund supermarkets will increase to 20 from 16 by the end of the year as companies including Legal & General, Norwich […]

Powerful estate planning tools ignored or forgotten by wealthy Brits

Canada Life IHT Survey 2016 Only a quarter of wealthy Brits have sought professional estate planning advice to ensure their families don’t pay more tax than required More than a quarter don’t even have a will and just one in five have gifted money Many say they do not need these tools but families would […]


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