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Jelf acquires controlling stake in Laterlife

Employee benefits provider Jelf has acquired a controlling stake in retirement planning workshop specialist Laterlife.

The firm says the deal will allow it to offer a “whole of life” retirement planning service to companies and individuals.

Jelf refuses to confirm the size of the stake it has acquired or how much it has paid.

Jelf director of corporate benefits Alan Millward says: “This is a really exciting development for both our companies.

“There are a lot of decisions that people need to consider, from their pension to budgeting to how they want to live their life. We now offer expertise to our clients through a truly cradle-to-grave range of services.”



Ex-Cofunds marketing director Verona Smith joins 7IM

Verona Smith has joined Seven Investment Management to head up their platform business.  Smith joins 7IM following her departure from the marketing director role at Cofunds in May and a spell working in an advisory capacity with The Platforum.  She says: “The opportunity that 7IM has in the marketplace is huge. Professional intermediaries value the […]

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Calls for FCA to simplify auto-enrolment disclosure

Standard Life is calling on the FCA to simplify its pension rules for auto-enrolment to avoid confusion for employers and employees. Existing pre-auto enrolment rules mean prospective members receive key product information about contract-based schemes before they make a decision to join. The information is designed to help them make an informed decision about the pension […]


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Pershing to launch electronic re-reg service

Pershing is to offer electronic re-registration services for its UK clients as part of the wider industry shift to move clients’ assets between platforms more efficiently. The system has been tested with technology firm Altus and internally at Pershing’s parent company BNY Mellon. Pershing estimates it will begin a phased rollout of the service around […]


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