Caroline Flint has been appointed housing minister at the Department for Communities and Local Government. She was previously minister for employment and welfare reform and minister for public health.
Williams de Broe has added the Resolution Cartesian UK equity 130/30 fund to three of its four multi-manager funds.
Minority shareholders have attacked Kilminster Financial Management for agreeing a deal to transfer most of its advisers to Alpha to Omega, saying it does not represent good value for the company or its shareholders.The majority of KFM’s 23 advisers will move to A2O, with the firm thought to be getting £4,000 per adviser, with a […]
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Standard Life has announced that an estimated £800m of bonuses will be added to its with-profits plans in 2008.Its with-profits bonus declaration states that bonus growth rates for unitised with-profits bonds will increase from 2 to 2.5 per cent per annum and from 1.5 to 2.0 per cent for other life plans.Standard Life says where […]
The UK Pensions Awards shine the light on excellence and recognise the advisers, providers and investment managers that offer the highest level of innovation, performance and service to occupational pension schemes and their members. This year’s awards looked at advisers and providers across 31 different categories and were rigorously judged by a panel of senior […]
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