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Insurance should stay as focus for CII

The decision to change the CII name to the Institute of Financial Services is a despicable act to relegate the insurance industry to an afterthought.

What’s more, it appears to be an attempt to steal the trading name of the IFS School of Finance who for many years have been known as the Institute of Financial Services.

Searching the internet, I have found tens of thousands of global references to the Institute of Financial Services as part of the IFS School of Finance. Why on earth would we want to steal this name, other than to confuse people into thinking we are one and the same as this body?

I urge CII members to vote against these proposals and send a message to the CII leaders that 1: insurance should remain our focus and 2: We have no need to steal an existing organisation’s name. Doing so does not set an example of good ethics or professionalism.

Ted Cordener




Pension Corp raises cash

Pension Corporation has got investment from JP Morgan and launched a second fund-raising round to raise 300m-400m.

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