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Fraser Smith appoints chairman

City of London IFA Fraser Smith has appointed Michael Hepher as chairman.

He joins the board along with a new non-executive directors Bernard Holcroft and Rupert Hambro.

The three new board members have previously acquired a major interest in the company.


UK investors get cold turkey

UK investors are in a &#34state of cold turkey&#34 as they attempt to come to terms with the low inflation and low growth rates.Baring Asset Management believes the UK corporate sector will fall into a battle for the survival of the fittest, with the largest companies coming out on top.Baring&#39s UK equity fund manager Richard […]

Pension Trustees&#39 condemn pensions green paper

Two pensions trustee organisations with strong trade union links have warned that the pensions green paper is a flawed document which will not achieve its objectives.The Northern Pensions Resource Group and the Independent Pensions Research Group make the comments in a joint submission to the green paper.They say that biggest defect is that fact the […]

Revenue under fire from Flight on annuities

Howard Flight MP, the deputy chairman of Investec Guinness Flight, has hit out at Inland Revenue opposition to changing the annuities regime.Flight says: “The Revenue&#39s arguments against extending drawdown arrangements beyond 75 are pure obfuscation.“While permitting drawdown for those over the age of 75 may incur a cash-flow revenue-timing cost to the Inland Revenue, the […]

Connell to review links with Scottish Widows

Estate agency group Connell is reviewing its nine year links with Scottish Widows.The move to review its life assurance business, comes at the end of its current contract with the life office.Connell is now looking to develop a strategic partnership with a life assurance company. Such a partnership could include mortgages.The estate agency which concentrates […]


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