View more on these topics

Darling appoints new Opra chairman

Social Security Secretary, Alistair Darling has appointed Harriet Maunsell OBE (57) as new Opra chairman from 1 April 2001. She replaces John Hayes CBE who retires on 31 March.

Maunsell has been a member of Opra since 1997 and was deputy chair of the Occupational Pensions Board for five years. She was a partner with Lovells international law firm for 17 years until retiring in 1997.

Maunsell will play a key role in enforcing compliance with occupational pensions legislation and helping safeguard the interests of members of occupational schemes.

Recommended

Nationwide puts Isa on the cake for Tessa holders

Nationwide Building Society has designed its Tessa Maturity Isa for savers who have matured tax exempt small savings accounts (TESSAS). This Cat standard mini cash Isa allows investors to put their money in an instant access account that offers interest at 6.55 per cent gross a year. Nationwide feels there will be a demand for […]

Closing in on property

Turning to the type of client the product is most suitable for, Cooke says: “A client who believes in the residential property market and has a long-term view without income needs.” Cowell says: “A sophisticated investor – this type of scheme does not readily lend itself to the mass market.” Vaughn thinks it is difficult […]

Pru plans to merge its broker and ScotAm sales teams

Prudential is understood to be seeking PIA app roval to merge its intermediary and Scottish Amicable&#39s sales teams. ScotAm operates as Prudential&#39s IFA division and has a salesforce of about 115. Pru&#39s intermediary salesforce has about 175 staff. ScotAm says the need to drive down distribution costs is responsible for the restructuring and it is […]

It’s too soon to write Apple off

By Ali Unwin, Chief Technology Officer & Fund Manager at Neptune Earnings season is noisy in the technology sector and a good quarter does not make a good investment. Numbers that come in marginally ahead or behind ‘market expectations’ are extrapolated to produce narratives showing the rise or fall of companies. Our job as technology […]

Newsletter

News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up

Comments

    Leave a comment