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IFAA U-turn over trade body talks

The IFA Association&#39s chairman and deputy chairman are to sit on a revamped steer ing committee charged with setting up a new trade body for IFAs.

The change of heart by Bernard Jones and Keith Brassington comes only weeks after Jones dismissed plans for a new body, spearheaded by the Large Networks Association and the Large Intermediaries Group, in the IFAA&#39s written submission to the IFA Representation Steering Group.

Their decision to join the steering group has fuelled speculation the new body will be built around the IFAA.


Threadneedle Property expands asset management team

Threadneedle Property Fund Managers has appointed two new asset managers.Alex Brouwer was recruited from Five Oaks Investments where he spent nine years. John Munro joins the company from Standard Life&#39s property management team.Initially they will be responsible for the property funds managed for Allied Dunbar and Eagle Star by Threadneedle.The expansion of the team follows […]

L&G urges changes to stakeholder proposals

Legal & General has urged the Government to simplify its stakeholder pensions proposals.The life office is seeking a number of changes which it feels are necessary to ensure stakeholder is both successful and simple to understand.L&G&#39s pushing for two categories of stakeholder scheme, a trust based model appropriate for larger group schemes, and an audited […]


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