Legal & General has appointed Martin Noone as protection sales director. He will be responsible for protection sales through the IFA channel. Noone previously ran Bupa’s individual protection and group risk sales operation.
Hargreaves Lansdown head of pensions research Tom McPhail says Resolution’s pension policyholders could end up with a poor deal on annuities if the life company’s merger with Friends Provident goes through.One of the proposals of the £8.4bn merger between Resolution and Friends is that Resolution pension investors would be offered Friends Provident annuities but McPhail […]
Old Mutual Asset Managers is to streamline its fund range in a move that will see charges rise on some products and its managers given the ability to adopt Ucits III powers.The company is planning to convert its unit trust into Oeics in September and use the opportunity to amalgamate six funds that are either […]
In the five years since we launched the Artemis Global Income Fund, its manager Jacob de Tusch-Lec has built a distinctive portfolio that is first among its peers. Here he explains why his “quality, cyclical and value yield” stocks, and flexible approach, leave the fund better placed to benefit from uncertainty than funds that depend […]
As we hurtle towards the new year, it is worth remembering much of the so-called client-centricity discussed is, in fact, little more than process that will not determine whether you win, lose or draw. Sure, a process needs to be reliable, cost-efficient and to point the right service at the right people. But it is […]
The Association of Member Nominated Trustees and the UK Sustainable Investment Association have urged pension funds to keep an eye on whether their investment consultants’ sustainable investment advice lives up to the minimum service requirements under regulation. The AMNT and UKSIF says consultants should meet minimum requirements as soon as possible so as not to […]