F&C is to merge its range of open-ended onshore funds, with 53 funds being converted into 47, subject to fundholder approval. F&C intends to register the entire range of Oeics under Ucits 3, enabling the funds to be marketed across Europe.
Norwich Union is to offer IFAs 5 per cent flat initial commission for all single-premium investments in four funds. NU will offer the commission for investments in the Norwich active protector fund, Norwich UK ethical fund, Norwich distribution fund, and Norwich managed high-income fund. The offer will apply to Oeic, Isa and Isa transfer business […]
Close to 15,000 people have pushed back against alleged government plans to shelve the pensions dashboard by signing a petition. This week it was reported secretary of state for work and pensions Esther McVey’s was moving to scrap the project. The petition, hosted by 38degrees, has collected 14,377 of a target 15,000 signatures in just […]
Back in May, I wrote about the pressures building in advice firms due to a shortage of highly skilled staff and the consequent costs in recruiting. With Apfa research finding profits from retail investment advice fell 16 per cent between 2014 and 2016, I thought businesses faced a worrying future. But last month’s FCA Data […]
The Pensions Regulator has appointed an independent trustee for the 15 schemes linked to the now shuttered Fast Pensions. Fast Pensions and five connected companies were wound up at the High Court in May. According to an Insolvency Service statement, it is estimated around 520 people were persuaded to transfer a total of at least […]