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The Diary would like to warn readers against becoming too enthusiastic at conferences.

It seems there was more going on at the Funds Network IFA Forum in London than just the usual fund manager chit-chat. The delegates got rather carried away with the conference&#39s Superstars theme.

Things got so competitive that First State&#39s Richard Jones challenged Fidelity&#39s Tom Carron, Invesco Perpetual&#39s Bob Yerbury and First State&#39s Angus Tulloch to a press-up competition to raise £500 for charity. The three fund managers dropped to the floor and gave the audience 10.

The Diary applauds such athleticism but there is a time and a place.


NU offers new group PMI product

Norwich Union Healthcare has launched a new “superflexible” group private medical insurance product aimed at schemes for between 10 and 49 employees.The move is an extension to their Solutions product and is described as a modular offering. This means that on top of its core set of benefits, extra benefits can be added and a […]

IFAs believe commission will retain pre-eminence

IFA networks believe the menu will increase clients&#39 understanding of charging structures but do not think it will cause a significant increase in the number opting for fees. Simply Biz chairman Ken Davy believes that the clearer the information the client has of the costs of different types of distribution for different financial services products […]

Key looks for partner in move on LTC market

Equity-release specialist Key Retirement Solutions is searching for a partner to help it expand into the long-term care market. It is keen to find a partner for LTC either through an acquisition, partnership or a joint venture. Managing director Colin Taylor says the company is aiming at the LTC market as its client base of […]

Aberdeen to contest watchdog ruling

Aberdeen Asset Management plans to appeal against a provisional Financial Ombudsman Service judgement which could force it to pay compensation to thousands of investors. The FOS adjudicator has ruled in a lead case that an investor in AAM&#39s progressive growth unit trust &#45 which invested in split caps &#45 is entitled to compensation. But AAM […]

Planning now for the residence nil-rate band

Graeme Robb, senior technical manager at Prudential, writes about the residence nil-rate band and the advice opportunities it presents for you when tax year-end planning with your clients. On our Planning Matters hub, we considered a widow, Margaret, and a married couple, John and Anne, for whom the residence nil-rate band (RNRB) is influencing planning […]


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