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Guidelines bring accolade for Walsh

ABI head of health policy Richard Walsh has received an award from recognising the “respect and integrity” that he has shown to the gay community.

The website for gay IFAs says Walsh’s role was instrumental during negotiations to create new HIV and insurance guidelines .The award was presented by human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell at the first meeting of the ABI expert working group on HIV and insurance. editor Chris Morgan says: “Richard Walsh is a man of integrity. He showed nothing but respect towards the gay community during difficult negotiations. His patience was instrumental in securing equal treatment for gay men on life insurance.”


A-Day is boosting Skandia transfer business

Support services company three-sixty says as many as 275,000 gay and lesbian couples will form legal partnerships from next month and warns IFAs of far-reaching advice implications. The first same-sex legal partnerships will take place on December 21, the first date that couples can get married bec-ause of the 15 days’ notice required for a […]

Have TCF patience

I fully endorse the need for FSA regulation in the PPI field and regard the treating customers fairly initiative as conceptually brilliant but there is still a long way to go before the regulator can claim that its regime is working in practice. I recently commissioned an independent mystery shopping exercise into loan protection sold […]

IMA welcomes principal-based approach to Ucits

The IMA has welcomed the adoption of a principal based approach over the eligibility of Ucits assets in its response to the second consultation from the Committee of European Securities Regulators.It says the CESR has listened to concerns expressed in the first consultation, particularly the move away from overly detailed and prescriptive advice.It also welcomes […]

Jupiter hires Mumby as new assistant fund manager

Jupiter Asset Management has appointed Robert Mumby as assistant fund manager, effective from January. Mumby joins from Canaccord Capital and will assist Philip Gibbs in managing the 680m Jupiter Financial Opportunties unit trust, which launched in June 1997.He will also offer support by analysing financial stocks for Gibbs other mandates, having worked in stock market […]


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