I would like to remind advisory firms they are required to submit a return to the FCA at the end of each quarter if there have been any changes to retail investment advisers registered with them. This needs to be submitted within 20 business days of the end of the quarter. Firms will need to […]
The Swiss Re Group is a major reinsurer in the group risk market in the UK. As such, their Group Watch 2015 report is a useful indicator as to the current state of play in the area of employer sponsored group life, group income protection, and group critical illness markets.
Scottish Widows has sold its offshore life business Clerical Medical to investment group RL360. Clerical Medical has been running as a closed business since March 2012 after Scottish Widows parent Lloyds Bank moved to refocus on core UK banking and insurance operations. The business consists of around 24,000 policies, with over £5bn assets under management, […]
Standard Life has warned advisers they may be liable for losses if they accept instructions from “sophisticated” scammers who hack into clients’ email accounts. In an email to advisers last week, Standard Life said hacking scams that resulted in money being taken from the provider’s products last year were continuing. But it said the “language, grammar […]
Ewan Thompson, Head of Emerging Market Equities, Neptune The outperformance of emerging markets that began in January 2016 and extended through the rest of that year and 2017 has continued in the first months of 2018. Perhaps the most important driver behind this sustained strength – the first consecutive years of outperformance since 2009/10 – […]
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