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SJP chair retires from role

St James’s Place chair Sarah Bates will retire from the wealth manager after 14 years with the firm. Bates will be replaced by current senior director Iain Cornish in her capacity as chair, while SJP also looks to appoint a new non-executive director to the board. Bates became chair in 2014 and oversaw the transition […]

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Official figures show shocking disparity in pensioner incomes

Our recent analysis of HMRC figures has highlighted shocking disparities in pension incomes throughout the UK. Our recent analysis of HMRC figures has highlighted shocking disparities in pension incomes throughout the UK. HMRC’s Personal Incomes Statistics 2015-16 show that while the top ten local authorities for pension income are all in London or the South East, […]

Fund pickers cut Aberdeen Standard Investments from portfolios

Fund selectors are reassessing or excluding Aberdeen Standard Investments funds in their portfolios, as questions remain around how the investment teams will pan out post-merger. Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management completed their £11bn mega-merger in August. At that time there were around 168 funds from the groups in the Investment Association sectors to be […]

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Absence management systems gone AWOL from UK’s SMEs, reports Jelf

A quarter (23 per cent)* of the UK’s small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) do not have an absence management system in place, according to new research from Jelf Employee Benefits. Despite 69 per cent* of organisations having a system in place, three-quarters (75 per cent) report that it is not providing them with sufficiently empowering absence or health data to inform an effective wellbeing programme.

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