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IN Partnership appoints Inter-Alliance investment specialist

IFA network In Partnership is appointing Skandia Life founder Malcolm Wanless as director of investment and estate planning. Wanless, who has worked in financial services for 28 years, joins In Partnership from Inter-Alliance where he was group investment specialist.


Standard would accept business fall as it bides its time on distribution

Standard Life says it would rather take a dip in new business than rush into hasty decisions on distribution following depolarisation. Director of corporate affairs Gordon Arthur says there is no risk in its “wait and see” approach and claims other companies are being premature in taking stakes in IFAs before they know the details […]

&#39IFAs must do FSA job and punish worst WP funds&#39

Reforming with-profits will depend on IFAs rather than the FSA punishing the worst providers, according to Consumers&#39 Association senior policy adviser Mick McAteer. Speaking at a with-profits seminar hosted by Standard Life in London this week, McAteer said it would be up to IFAs to finish the job of reforming with-profits which was started but […]

A consuming opportunity

I was surprised and delighted to see the major initiative launched by the Consumers&#39 Association which actually might take the advice market forward. Oh dear, I am aware that many of you will now have stopped reading. I have used the dreaded CA words. The CA&#39s Advice for Life campaign makes the usual overtures towards […]

Exchange picks portal manager

The Exchange has appointed Ian Noble as portal operations manager as part of a restructuring that sees its core operations move to Cheltenham. Noble will have responsibilities for its portal Exweb&#39s activities and his team will be moved to parent company Marlborough Stirling&#39s head office in Cheltenham. He has 22 years experience in financial services […]


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