Inter Alliance WorldNet (IAW) has bought Dubai-based IFA Globaleye Group. Globaleye chief executive officer Tim Searle has been appointed as IAW Middle regional director and will co-ordinate the company's recruitment campaign in the Middle East.
It is depressing to observe that, after establishing my IFA business for eight years, with a subsequent 12 years as an appointed representative of a big network, neither the public nor the Government retain any confidence in my business.Irrespective of the raft of legislation regulating the financial services sector, this sentiment must have been enhanced […]
IFAs are calling for the FSA to ensure that policyholders' interests are protected following AMP's revelation that future bonuses will be zero for many UK with-profits fund policyholders.Hargreaves Lansdown head of pension research Tom McPhail says it would be constructive for the industry to see the FSA taking a strong and early lead on any […]
Film funding vehicle Future Films is launching five feature film projects available to UK investors.The first of the films, a romantic comedy called Laws of Attraction starring Julianne Moore and Pierce Brosnan, is set to start shooting in June. It will be made in the UK and Ireland by director Peter Howitt of Johnny English […]
AIG Life has promoted ten specialist investment funds to its best of breed Active Access fund range and demoted four others for under performance or different investment objectives.The provider says the changes bring the total available in the external fund links range to 79 all of which it says have been selected to give professional […]
Most investors are better off than they were 12 months ago despite the summer’s volatility. Will next year bring the (delayed) global slowdown? Artemis’ senior partner weighs up the factors.
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