Former HBOS general insurance deputy chief executive Simon Stevens has joined Uinsure as managing director. The new general insurance proposition for mortgage advisers has been set up by former Bankhall joint chief executive Simon Taylor.
With climate change an on-going issue for everyone across the globe, it seemed a question of when, as opposed to if, a fund management firm would decide to launch a vehicle that revolves around the arena.
Transact is closing its share option scheme to advisers from July 31 but says the action will not apply retrospectively.The wrap says the reason for the move is primarily due to regulatory and accounting concerns.Managing director Ian Taylor says: “Mifid has been fairly clear about the process and how it needs to be reported, where […]
HSBC is warning that China could see heightened volatility for several months following market falls which started last week.The benchmark Shanghai Composite index closed 8.2 per cent lower on Monday at 3,670 over concerns the government could bring in more measures to cool the economy. This followed falls last week after the Chinese government raised […]
Pension scheme membership among employees has risen by more than five million in the past four years because of the policy of automatic enrolment into workplace pensions. But Britain’s army of 4.4 million self-employed people, who account for one in seven of the workforce, are not covered by automatic enrolment. Pension coverage among the self-employed […]
Balance: Wealth Planning managing director on setting up a new firm and being fed up with inadequate systems Advisers are waking up to the fact that younger people are the clients of the future, and Balance: Wealth Planning managing director Rebecca Aldridge is no exception. She is weeks away from launching a second company that will […]
Two professional bodies have joined forces to co-brand and promote an Islamic finance qualification. The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment’s Islamic Finance Qualification was launched in 2007 and has now got backing from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. CISI and ACCA signed a memorandum of agreement regarding their collaboration on the Level 3 […]