Invesco Perpetual is launching a free online intermediary training website to provide IFAs with access to up-to-date market views round the clock. The portal includes video and audio webcasts.
Gerry O’Brien has been promoted to the role of managing director at Home of Choice.O’Brien moves to the position made vacant in February, after Richard Coulson was promoted to chief executive, from his previous role as sales director at the firm.Simon Thomas moves from his role as business development director to replace O’Brien as sales […]
Is stakeholder still an important part of your pension offering? Yes “I have a lot of clients in the garage trade and it is useful for them if they are moving in and out of employment.” Martin Cox, Freeman and Associates No “I have not done an individual pension for three years. Most of my […]
Prudential’s stockbroker UBS has suggested that the life office should sell its UK insurance operations in a cash for shares merger deal and says the obvious buyer is Resolution.
Total return funds have not had a very good press lately. A raft of them launched around 12 months ago and, as yet, as far as I can see, none have achieved what they set out to. A combination of poor market conditions and unrealistic targets has even caused some to do some desperate goalpost […]
As more and more employers reach their auto-enrolment staging date, thousands of HR, pensions and finance professionals have been tasked with navigating the minefield of ongoing scheme governance and auditing with little support.
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The workplace presents a significant opportunity for advisers, yet many are still shunning this sizable market, experts argue. The pension freedoms and auto-enrolment have increased the unmet need for advice in the workplace. Some larger employers and pension trustees are no longer content to leave employees to fend for themselves among scammers and fraudsters and […]
Neil Woodford has rejected gloomy UK growth forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility revealed in yesterday’s budget, arguing the country is on track to achieve annual growth around 2 per cent. According to the OBR, growth this year will be 1.5 per cent, and fall to 1.4 per cent in 2018. Through 2019 and […]
Trade bodies tend to live in a cloistered environment while advisers keep the industry on its toes