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The FCA has been criticised for not releasing the names of the fund managers involved in its investigation into closet trackers, as investment experts demand more transparency. The FCA revealed on Monday that asset managers have paid back £34m in compensation to investors who were overcharged while using closet tracker funds. The regulator has ordered […]

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What to expect from the CII’s new pension transfer qualification

Candidate feedback from the first sitting of the AF7 Pension Transfers unit has been encouraging Last year, the Chartered Insurance Institute launched its new Certificate in Pension Transfer Advice qualification, which includes the new CII AF7 Pension Transfers unit. The new CII AF8 Retirement Income Planning unit was launched at the same time to replace […]

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Aviva scores another bulk annuity deal in new growth strategy

Aviva has secured the latest deal in its bit to write more bulk annuity business. A decade after two financial support directions were imposed, the Sea Containers 1983 Pension Scheme has been insured by Aviva in a bulk annuity deal. Aviva’s £187m buy-out will allow trustees to secure benefits in access of Pension Protection Fund […]

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