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In with new chief, out with the NU??

Aviva’s new chief executive Andrew Moss looks set to ring in the changes, with both the Norwich Union and Morley brands under review.

Moss is keen for Aviva to become the eminent brand, as first revealed by Money Marketing in April.

However, advisers have backed the NU brand, saying it carries more weight in the market.


FSA provider/distributor guide highlights responsibilities and areas of concern

The FSA has published its guidance on provider/distributor responsibilities suggesting more work is needed when providing literature to distributors, identifying target markets, stress testing products and having adequate systems and controls. The FSA has produced a regulatory guide and policy statement and report into good and poor product design practice following up last Autumn’s discussion […]

Accord moving into right to buy sector

Accord is set to enter the right-to-buy market in September after getting authorisation to operate in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland.It is waiting for authorisation from the Welsh Authority, which is expected in August.Accord managing director Linda Will says the RTB market is coming back into vogue. She says: “A lot of the remortgaging right-to-buy […]

How to balance bottom-up with top-down research in constructing multi-asset credit portfolios

In this short video, Azhar Hussain, head of global high yield at Royal London Asset Management, explains how his team balance bottom-up with top-down research in constructing multi-asset credit portfolios. Watch the video in full The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well as up […]


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