Hartford Life has signed up six external asset managers to run funds for inclusion in its Hartford Gold unit-linked investment bond offering. Hartford worked with Old Broad Street Research to pick the managers and has signed up Barclays Global Investors, Fidelity, Invesco Perpetual, Investec, New Star and Schroders. The bond will be sold through IFAs and launches later this year.
A Leicester adviser is complaining to Standard Life that its with-profits communications to customers are confusing and put crucial information on severe penalties in cryptic language.
The Parliamentary Ombudsman has written to members of occupational pension schemes in wind-up pledging to finish the investigation into whether the Government contributed to the downfall by July.
AXA has announces its Protection Account is now available through new distribution partners Burns Anderson and Threesixty services. In addition, it will be available through member firms of Berkeley Berry Birch by the end of March. Axa’s Protection Account is already available from Bankhall, Britannia Building Society, LifeSearch, Millfield, Sesame and Tenet, as well as […]
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Royal Bank of Scotland has joined rivals like HSBC in launching an automated investment advice service for more than five million customers. The bank claims to be the first bank in the UK to launch a “fully regulated” robo-advice service, which will be under its NatWest brand. The service, live from Monday, is targeted at […]
There is nearly £8.5bn in “drifted” legacy UK equity income funds that have underperformed against the sector over the past decade, research has found. As the fund management industry awaits Mifid II next year, Morningstar has analysed the competitive UK Equity Income sector on behalf of Money Marketing and found about 10 per cent of the sector’s […]
Old Mutual Global Investors has appointed Freddie Woolfe head of responsible investment and stewardship, reporting into chief executive Richard Buxton. Woolfe joins from Newton Investment Management, where he was a responsible investment analyst primarily covering the healthcare and technology, media and telecommunications sectors. Previously he held roles at Hermes Equity Ownership Services and HSBC. Woolfe will […]