View more on these topics

IFAP backed by Project Mars

IFA Promotion is adding Old Mutual&#39s new multi-manager business, codenamed

Project Mars, to its list of sponsors, bringing the total number of

supporting companies to 32.

IFAP says Project Mars will provide further financial backing for its

campaign to encourage more people to seek independent financial advice and

raise the profile of its 10,000 members.

Old Mutual is set to launch Project Mars at the start of November to

capitalise on the demand in the multi-manager market. It is keeping details

confidential on how the new business will operate but managing director

Brett Williams says a key element will be the needs of the IFA.

Mars&#39 distribution will be exclusively through IFAs and it will focus

on investors in the mass affluent end of the market.


Friends seeks IT support in skill shortage

Business solutions firm CMG Admiral has won a £1m contract withFriends Provident to ease the shortage of skilled staff in its ITdepartment. Admiral is set to provide Friends with business support in areas includingits recent demutualisation and development of its stakeholder range. Friends says it does not have the internal IT resources to cope in […]

L&G aims to fulfil pension planning goals

Legal & General is teaming up with Newcastle United FC to provide itsplayers and staff with access to stakeholder. The Magpies have chosen the life office to provide pensions to all its1,100 fulland part-time staff. The deal will also be extended to the club&#39sregional business partners in the North-east. Around 4,000-5,000 small and medium-sized companies […]

Independent view

It seems appropriate, shortly after the launch of an ethical index, to adda note of conservation to this piece. Not that I particularly feel like a species under threat – quite thecontrary. It is just that there is so much that we have today but may nothave tomorrow. Extinction has a lot to teach us. […]

GISC waits for commission decision

The General Insurance Standards Council is hoping for a decision this weekfrom the Competition Commission appeal tribunal on whether it can implementrule F43 forcing GISC members to only do business with each other. If itgets the go-ahead, IFAs selling general insur-ance will have to beGISC-regulated even if they are already PIA-registered. The commissiondecided to investigate […]

In search of value? Banks and the sectors leading Europe’s recovery

By Rob Burnett, head of European equities, Neptune  After nine years of underperformance versus quality growth, Rob Burnett, manager of the Neptune European Opportunities Fund, believes that value strategies have reached an inflection point. Watch Rob discuss why he believes value is well positioned to resume its historical trend of outperformance. Click here to watch […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up


    Leave a comment


    Why register with Money Marketing ?

    Providing trusted insight for professional advisers.  Since 1985 Money Marketing has helped promote and analyse the financial adviser community in the UK and continues to be the trusted industry brand for independent insight and advice.

    News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
    Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

    Money Marketing Events
    Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, roundtables and more.

    Research and insight
    Take part in and see the results of Money Marketing's flagship investigations into industry trends.

    Have your say
    Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

    Register now

    Having problems?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3712

    Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am -5.00pm