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Jennifer Gilchrist Proposition Lead – Design, Royal London When someone mentions whole of life plans, most people will think of a niche product that serves as an inheritance tax planning tool for high-net-worth clients. And it’s really not surprising they’ve been pigeonholed in that way because before the arrival of RDR in 2013, that’s more […]

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@sipp acquires £150m SSAS book

Sipp provider @sipp has bought SSAS firm Alfa Trustees for an undisclosed sum. The deal adds £150m of assets held in SSAS, bringing @sipp’s total assets under adminstration to around £850m. All Alfa staff will transfer to @sipp as a result. @sipp managing director Eddie McGuire says: “Today’s deal underlines our strong capital position and […]

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Aviva boss to be next ABI chairman

The Association of British Insurers has named Aviva UK Life chief executive Andy Briggs as its next chairman. Briggs, who is also chairman of Aviva Global Life, succeeds Axa UK group chief executive Paul Evans in the role following the completion of Evans’ two-year term. Briggs has been deputy ABI chairman since November and is […]

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