Head of intermediary development Alan Dring is to leave Standard Life Bank to pursue new opportunities. The position he leaves is under review and no replacement has been appointed.
Last week’s Money Marketing ran a story on the executive changes made at Bankhall and it seems an apposite time to give some contextual background to these changes. I would like to look at three core subject areas namely, rationale behind the changes, short term initiatives and longer- term strategy.
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1st, the technology provider for 11,000 advisers, has bought back the 28.6 per cent share of its business owned by Misys for an undisclosed fee. The deal continues Misys’ retreat from the IFA arena after last month’s provider buyback of the company’s 60 per cent stake in Assureweb and the appointment of Lexicon Partners to […]
HBOS is bringing together all of its intermediary and partnership businesses into one area and reshuffling its management team across its business-to-business division. Intermediary business from the retail and investment and insurance division will be combined to strengthen the relationship with all introducers. Birmingham Midshires managing director Nigel Stockton is being given a wider role […]
Holly Cassell, Assistant Manager of the Neptune UK Opportunities Fund The decision of the Federal Reserve not to raise US interest rates at its September meeting was met with surprise by many, and has been blamed by some as the chief catalyst for the global market volatility that followed. How does this affect the timing […]
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Experts have played down any immediate moves from the FCA towards those firms that are not prepared for Mifid II regulation that comes into force on 3 January 2018. However, concerns remain that a “material number” of small asset managers have not yet started preparing for the major European regulation. The FCA expects firms to […]
OMGI chief executive and star fund manager Richard Buxton is set to lead a management buyout of the single-strategy funds division of Old Mutual Wealth with the backing of TA Associates. The £550m deal is set to be announced before Christmas, Sky News reports. The buyout is part of Old Mutual’s managed separation, which is […]