Scottish Equitable has made its head of international sales Richard Leeson redundant as part of a merger of its on and offshore sales teams. The news comes despite a 32 per cent increase in offshore sales for the first six months of the year.
Misys IFA Services is introducing a new service to help medium-sized firms become bigger regional IFA businesses.The “hub proposition” aims to provide the support that firms with 10-20 RIs need to come together to build a single bigger business.Support on offer will primarily be financial and marketing although more detailed plans are to be announced […]
I drift into consciousness to the strains of Bridge Over Troubled Waters.It is still dark so it must be a weekday – it is, it is Monday.Within minutes, I am rehearsing my speech for the Women's IFA Group Award dinner. I say speech but the four other finalists and I have been asked to speak […]
nvesta has unveiled the safety first plan, a guaranteed equity bond that is linked to the FTSE 100 and S&P 500 indices over a three-year term. The bond provides a choice of annual income at 8 per cent, monthly income at 0.62 per cent a year or growth at 26 per cent at the end […]
Fidelity is bolstering its fund range for the Isa season with a high-risk, global equity fund with a “go anywhere” mandate looking at global sector and stock-specific factors.The global focus fund will seek high returns from investing in stocks in any region or country according to the best ideas of manager Brenda Reed, who will […]
Vincent Chailley, CIO of H2O Asset Management, discusses the key investment factors in 2016, including volatility, the disconnection between central banks and its implications on markets, as well as opportunities that may exist for investors.
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Aviva has triggered a five day platform blackout as it moves to new technology. The platform will be unavailable from 6pm on Wednesday 17 January through to Monday 22 January while the provider manages its transition onto an updated system run by technology provider FNZ. The downtime will affect Aviva’s investment platform only, but other adviser […]
JLM Mortgage Services has launched the first stage of its new ‘robo advice’ service. The mortgage and protection network claims it is the first network to launch such a tool to its members. The Virtual Adviser will allow member brokers to offer an online service to residential and buy-to-let customers. This service will offer an […]
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