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Compliance and the ‘business prevention’ barrier

The two most angst ridden areas for intermediary firms are IT (principally back office systems) and compliance. If not appropriately configured and resourced, both can hold firms back from achieving their potential. In some instances, they threaten a firm’s very existence. This article focuses on the challenge of compliance but I will look at selecting […]

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Old Mutual faces shareholder rebellion over ‘unusual’ £9m pay deal

Some of the biggest shareholders in Old Mutual are considering voting against a proposed pay deal for the Old Mutual chief executive which would see him paid 1,000 per cent of base salary. The Financial Times reports Bruce Hemphill’ base salary is proposed at £900,000, making the maximum payout £9m under a long-term incentive plan […]

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Former Origen chief Gareth Marr passes away

Former Origen chief executive and co-founder of The Red House Gareth Marr has died after a long battle with cancer. Marr retired in 2013 after an operation to treat throat cancer after 30 years in the industry. In 2014 he received a Money Marketing outstanding contribution to the industry award. Aside from leading Aegon-owned network […]

Sustainability Q&A

Following his latest webinar ‘Has sustainability been Trumped’ Mike Fox answers questions in relation to how Trump’s environmentally unfriendly policies might affect sustainable investment strategies. Read the article here The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well as up and investors may not get back […]

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