Canada Life is running a series of group insurance seminars between June 6 and July 6 2006 covering its internet-based e-business portal CLASS. Advisers can learn about its absence management and employee assistance programmes.
Aifa is urging the FSA to avoid imposing Mifid requirements on IFA firms. The regulator is telling companies to exploit opportunities presented by the Mifid directive, such as cheaper passporting of services throughout the European Union. But at a London conference last week, FSA managing director Hector Sants said firms should not underestimate the costs […]
Credit Suisse Asset Management believes the recent restructure of its multi-manager ethical fund will enable it to benefit from the trend towards companies reinvesting for growth rather than paying dividends.
By Steve Webb, director of policy The British obsession with homeownership can have dangerous consequences. A recent survey by Barings¹ found that up to three million people of working age were planning to rely wholly on the value of their home to fund their retirement. We are not talking about people investing in buy-to-let or […]
Two separate complaints about the clarity of the FCA’s guidance and expectations on Gabriel reporting requirements have been quashed by the Complaints Commissioner. However, the FCA has been asked to waive a late return charge and been asked to make sure debt collection and fees processes on Gabriel reporting are clear. In his report today, […]
Their power over fund selection is only set to increase as more firms adopt centralised investment propositions Fund research and rating agencies have enjoyed a buoyant market in advice firms thanks to the post-RDR rise of centralised investment propositions. While a minority of advisers have chosen to outsource portfolio management, the majority are selecting funds […]
Clients that suffer ill health at a young age can access their pension if certain requirements are met With the recent news that we are not living longer after all, there are questions to be asked as to why this is. Life expectancy increases the older you get, as the fact you made it that […]