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Life and pensions buoyant for Aegon

Aegon has reported life and pension business up by 18 per cent to £907m in the first nine months of this year compared with the same period last year.

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New Star takes heart with £34m

By Chris SalihNew Star’s heart of Africa fund has roared to £34m in its three-week offer period.The fund, which is managed by Jamie Allsopp, is already at one-third capacity as it is to be capped at £100m.It will invest in sub-Saharan Africa excluding South Africa, although over a third of the holdings are companies based […]

‘Raise rewards to encourage sales’

CWC Research director Clive Waller believes commission for selling income protection must be increased and processing and underwriting times reduced if sales are to improve.Speaking at the Osney Media Protection Summit in London last week, Waller warned that advisers will not look at the product until they are paid a fair reward for the time […]

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