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DBS appoints new product provider manager

DBS has appointed Jackie Ison as product provider manager as part of its drive to develop more business initiatives with providers.

Ison was previously products and marketing manager with Halifax IFA where she was responsible for product research and development, marketing and negotiating terms with providers.

Ison says: “I&#39m looking forward to further developing DBS relationships with product providers and working with them to deliver more initiatives to support members and bringing more value for money products to the over half a million clients served by DBS IFAs each year.”


IFAP fear proposals are return to bad old days

The watering down of the polarisation rules will restrict and eventually cut out independent advice in the financial services market, according to IFA Promotions.IFAP says consumers have benefited from the clarity under existing rules where companies are obliged to disclose if they are independent, but fears the new proposals will mark a return to the […]

Credit Suisse to focus on world&#39s top 50 stocks

Credit Suisse Asset Man agement is aiming to invest in the world&#39s best-performing 50 stocks, regardless of sector, size or geography.The global focus fund will look to hold a tight port folio of 50 to 60 stocks. It will be managed from New York by Credit Suisse managing director Scott Lewis and director of international […]

Long and short of CFD

If you are experiencing high commission costs, tardy executions, wide bid/offer spreads and stamp duty, then equity contracts for difference are well worth considering as an alternative to conventional share-dealing.CFDs have been around for some years but until rec ently were available only to institutions. That has changed with major growth in the number of […]

Polarisation changes pave the way for Fund Supermarkets

Fund supermarkets will be allowed to continue without risking infringing polarisation rules, after changes to the legislation were announced today. The changes, proposed in a letter to the Chancellor by FSA chairman Howard Davies, will allow supermarkets to freely promote products from multiple providers — exempting them from the current polarisation legislation. Polarisation restrictions to […]


What employers should expect over the next five years

A major feature of our articles is looking into the Jelf Employee Benefits crystal ball to predict changes and trends that may influence the short and medium term shape of UK employee benefits.  By flagging such changes early we aim to provide our followers with the tools to make sensible and informed decisions on their benefits offerings.


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