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Direct Life & Pensions Services appoints operations director

Protection intermediary Direct Life & Pension Services has appointed Rob Quayle as operations director to oversee its growth following its purchase by Skipton Building Society.

Quayle will direct the day to day running of the life and protection insurance intermediary business, including its Lifequote broker agency.

Quayle has over 10 years experience in operational management, including Interactive Investor and the Computer Sciences Corporation.



Do you believe that there will be an Isa season this tax year?“No. Everyone is so nervous about investing in any sort of equity at the moment.”John Fitt,Financial Matters“Yes, there always has been and there always will be. If people have got a good investment adviser, then they will take out their Isas while the […]

Money Management Council elects Davy as chairman

IFA network DBS chairman Ken Davy has been elected chairman of money education charity, the Money Management Council. Davy takes over from former CII chairman Dr David Bland who is retiring. Davy has served on the MMC for 10 years and says he is delighted to lead the MMC at a critically important time for […]

German firm buys Thomson&#39s for £32m

National IFA Thomson&#39s has been acquired by German financial services group AWD for £32m to create what is claimed to be Europe&#39s biggest IFA.With 140 advisers in 21 offices, including its London headquarters, and revenue of around £20m this year, Thomson&#39s says it is currently one of the top 10 IFAs in the UK providing […]

First State launches UK midcap product

First State Investments is launching a &#39British Midcap&#39 product early in 2002, to be run by its head of UK equities Derek Lygo.The fund will hold medium-sized UK companies and will be benchmarked to the FTSE Mid-250 (ex-investment trusts). First State chief investment officer Stuart Paul says: “The new British Midcap product and the First […]

Key themes for 2017

Capital Market Notes, December 2016 Dave Lafferty, chief market strategist at Natixis Global Asset Management, assesses the accuracy of his 2016 outlook and provides his thoughts and outlook for 2017. Click here to read the full article


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