Despite recent industry improvements on staff incentives in a bid to reduce misselling, wider performance management techniques have been found to negatively influence the behaviour of frontline staff. The FCA has been clear in its stance that firms that offer staff incentives or use ‘pushy’ performance management techniques to drive sales are not operating in […]
New figures requested from the Office for National Statistics by Jelf International reveal the countries with the largest numbers of employees working for a UK-controlled parent company (known as UKFAs or UK foreign affiliates).
Advisers waiting for a flood of products to meet the demands of the new pension freedoms have been told to expect “evolution, not revolution”. Pension freedom day finally arrived this week, giving savers greater control over their pensions than ever before. Commentators have predicted there will not be a flurry of new products to serve […]
The European Central Bank’s decision to finally kickstart a quantitative easing strategy has in turn spurred much elation with many fund managers upping their allocation to the embattled region. The Bank’s €60bn-a-month bond buying programme has raised hopes that not only will the initiative help repair the currency bloc’s economy but that it will push […]
By Jamie Clark, Business Development Manager It seems that auto-enrolment has been relatively successful so far: Figures from the Pensions Regulator show that since the start of auto-enrolment, over 60,000 employers have put more than 5 million members of staff into a workplace pension. The adviser and pension provider markets have so far managed to […]
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