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HL to widen life and protection

Hargreaves Lansdown plans to expand the life insurance and protection side of its business. It recently appointed Jonathan Briggs as protection research manager and has tied up with Lutine for PTA.

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The underlying funds held within the three Adviser Fund indices were subject to significant change at the AFI rebal-ancing on November 1. Across the three indices, 41 of new funds not present in the AFI panellists’ portfolio recommendations were added from the rebalancing point. The new AFI constituents also include funds from seven asset management […]

Sesame members get new website builder service

Sesame has launched a website builder service for advisers either launching a website for the first time or those wishing to improve their existing ones. With a 200 per cent increase in the number of websites being created by adviser firms over the last two years, Sesame says advisers need help with streamlining their compliance […]

Mortgage Express hits back at critics on release options

Mortgage Express has cast doubts on criticism that equity-release customers are not being given sufficient information about their options. In a customer study, it found that many consider downsizing and consult their families before taking out a loan. Research from Which? in January slammed the market for failing to advise customers of such alternatives. MEX […]

UK gilts: Shaken and stirred

Mike Riddell, fixed income portfolio manager at Allianz Global Investors, reviews the performance of the UK government bonds market post-Brexit and assesses its future prospects, as well as giving his outlook for global fixed income markets and yields movements. In addition, he provides a brief analysis of the impact of Brexit and the Bank of […]

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