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One fund manager trying to get journalists off its back last week at the Chelsea Financial Services 20th birthday bash was New Star.

Halfway through the party, one trade hack leapt – Cato-style – on to New Star marketing director Rob Page.

Fund managers beware – you could be next.


First Ailo full-time chief exec

Ailo has appointed its first full-time chief executive in a bid to breathe new life into the organisation and boost its lobbying power. Stuart Fairclough is taking on the new role with a brief to increase the offshore life industry&#39s profile in the IFA market as well as with industry bodies and regulators. He will […]

Bills of fare

Our industry can look forward to some key announcements emanating from Westminster in the coming weeks. The Queen&#39s Speech, followed closely by the pre-Budget report, will reveal the Government&#39s intentions and, for the first time in a generation, financial services look set to take centre stage. The Government is rolling out a number of initiatives […]

Norwich Union pulls long term care bond

Norwich Union has announced it is pulling its Flexible Protection Bond product and leaving the pre-funded long term care bond market. However, it will still offer a pre-funded insurance product.Effective from November 24, NU says there will be no impact on existing customers from the change. Applications for the product received prior to close of […]

Mortgage Next – Platform Self-Certification Tracker Discount with Cashback

Type: Discounted rate self-cert tracker remortgage product Discounted term: Two years Discount: 1.4% in year one, 0.36% in year two Tracker term: Life of loan Tracker rate: Bank of England Base rate plus 0.35% in year one, Bank of England base rate plus 1.39% in year two, Bank of England base rate plus 1.75% thereafter […]

The Day of (B)reckoning

A period of exceptional uncertainty started last Friday for the UK, including a fierce leadership battle in a deeply divided Conservative party, the timing of the trigger of the EU’s Article 50, as well as a potential referendum in Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Click here to read the full article


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