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GE backs Women&#39s IFA Group

Retirement planning specialist GE Life has signed a sponsorship deal with the Women&#39s IFA group.

Wig was set up by Fiona Price three years ago and now has 650 members. It is established in eight locations across the UK and runs quarterly meetings. The GE sponsorship will mean the non-profit group will be able to expand and organise more events.

GE Life CEO Scott Dolfi says: “GE Life recognises the valuable contribution that women make to the financial services sector but they are under-represented in many areas. We believe the work of Wig should be firmly supported to encourage more women to become IFAs.”

Price says: “Our organisation is funded entirely through sponsorship. The whole idea behind the group is that it is a money-free zone for members. Everything we do is sponsored. GE Life are a good fit with us and have been very proactive in supporting women in their own business.”


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Two appointed to National Savings board

Chancellor Gordon Brown has appointed two non-executive directors to the National Savings & Investments board. Paul Spencer joins the board after spending six years on Royal & Sun Alliance&#39s board as well as three years on the ABI&#39s board. Also joining on September 1 is Michael Medicott, recently retired from Nomura International.

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