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Cofunds’ Roberts to run Marathon des Sables

Cofunds investment proposition manager Edward Roberts is looking for sponsors in his attempt to run the Marathon des Sables in aid of Mencap between April 5 and April 16.

The marathon has been dubbed the ‘the toughest footrace on earth’ and covers approximately 150 miles through the Moroccan Sahara over six days in temperatures of up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

The race is run across sand dunes and uneven terrain with competitors having to carry most of the essential items needed for the race on their backs.

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Tenet: Set aside differences and back a trade body

Tenet says IFAs need to put aside some of their differences and show support for a single trade body if they are to have a united voice and lobby effectively. At the Tenet conference in Windsor last week, distribution and development director Keith Richards said IFAs’ criticism of Aifa has stalled the trade body’s progress […]


New regulator to tighten financial promotion rules

New regulatory powers will force financial services firms to make public instances where the regulator has intervened to stop a misleading promotion. The Treasury published its Financial Services Bill guidance last week which sets out the powers of the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority. The FCA will be able to tell a […]


Advisers face £30m annual FSCS levy, plus possible £40m interim levy

Advisers are facing a Financial Services Compensation Scheme annual levy of £33m for 2012/13. The FSCS has today published its plan and budget for the next year, alongside the FSA’s consultation on fees and levies. The investment intermediation sub-class faces an annual FSCS levy of £33m, out of a total annual levy of £221m. The […]

Friends Life appoints two directors in protection business

Friends Life has appointed two directors as the provider looks to strengthen its protection business. Mark Anders has been appointed sales and marketing director for individual protection. He joins from Ageas where he was head of sales. David Williams becomes director of group protection. He was previously finance director of group protection at Friends Life. […]


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