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KPMG gets time for Lifemark plan

The Luxemburg regulator has given KPMG Advisory six more months to develop a restructuring plan for Lifemark. Over 20,000 Keydata plans were invested with the investment vehicle.



Office politics

On the very day that Hector Sants’ resignation became public news, I received a response to a Freedom of Information Act request made to the Office of Fair Trading. I had asked them how many meetings had been held with the FSA and which aspects of the retail distributionreview had been discussed. The answer is […]

Stop railing against RDR

I see that yet again Alan Lakey is having a go at the regulator and venting his spleen at the RDR. Let me say I am sure that anybody whohas met Alan would not deny he is a decent person but I think he is getting a little obsessive on this topic and behaving a […]


‘Graduate vacancies to rise 25%’

The finance sector is expected to see a 25 per cent rise in vacancies for graduates this year, according to a survey by the Association of Graduate Recruiters. The survey of 214 AGR members found that financial serv ices would see a 25 per cent inc-rease while investment banks and fund management groups in particular […]


Pearl Group to rebrand as Phoenix

Directors of Pearl Group are seeking to resurrect the brand Phoenix Group to rename Hugh Osmond’s closed life business ahead of its stock market float planned for the first half of 2010.

Tech winners keep on winning

By Ali Unwin, chief technology officer & fund manager, Neptune Artificial intelligence, driverless cars, big data. As technological advancements – and disruption – increasingly dominate headlines, Ali Unwin sets out six key themes he is watching in 2017. Read more Important Information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past performance […]


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