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L&G launch medical underwriting course with university

Legal & General has teamed up with Cardiff University to roll out a new medical underwriting course.

The 20-week course, which has been organised by Professor Mansel Aylward and Professor Peter Halligan, will provide 60 hours of customised lecture presentations and workshops for new and experienced underwriters.

L&G says lectures will be given by leading internationally recognised speakers with backgrounds in academia and the insurance industry.



The Treasury has still not commented on what the tax treatment of the funds should be or how the funds should be invested although it is widely anticipated that the emphasis will be on caution. For financial product providers (who may eventually be involved in offering the CTF and advisers the question of what assets […]


The Chancellor&#39s Pre-Budget statement has provided very little new regarding pensions. Its key points are: – the welcome confirmation in his speech that the tax free cash sum and tax relief on pension contributions will continue despite much earlier speculation to the contrary– confirmation that the long awaited Green Paper on Pensions and the Government&#39s […]

Employee benefit trusts

There has been much interest shown in Employee Benefit Trusts (commonly known as &#34EBTs&#34) by a reasonably wide spectrum of financial advisers. It is arguable that with the emergence of a number of &#34packaged schemes&#34 the EBT was becoming almost commoditised. The recent Dextra case gave a resounding victory to the taxpayers with deductibility for […]

Current meaning of UK domicile

Domicile is different from nationality (i.e. citizenship) and residence or ordinary residence and a person can have only one domicile at any one time under UK law. This would not prevent another country, e.g. Sweden, from deeming an individual to be domiciled in Sweden under Swedish law at the same time as being domiciled in […]

Neptune video: Indian valuations and Modi’s pro-investment agenda

Kunal Desai, Head of Indian Equities, discusses his expectations for the Indian market and highlights the key indicators that he is watching for 2015.

In the video, Kunal addresses:

• Indian equity valuations and the importance of stock selection in gaining exposure to the earnings upgrade cycle

• The BJP’s strengthening ambition in its pro-reform, pro-investment agenda


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