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Lincoln launches structured product

Lincoln Financial Group is launching a new IFA product. The Staged
Investment Plan is linked to 11 trusts that are managed by fund
managers: Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Delaware
International Advisers.


John Joseph on Protection

What is our profession all about? I ask that question as, 33 years ago, I started knocking on doors selling dreams – dreams of security in life and dreams of security for one&#39s dependants in the event of one&#39s death. The one thing I did know was that everyone does die and, with only one […]

Most people would pay for medical treatment but underestimate costs

The vast majority of people would be prepared to pay for private healthcare rather than wait for treatment. In a survey of 2,000 adults by Standard Life Healthcare, 85 per cent say they would consider paying up to £1,000 for private treatment while 62 per cent would consider paying up to £5,000. But Standard says […]

Summer start for depolarisation after menu delay

Firms should be able to operate under the final depolarisation rules by summer 2004, six months later than originally planned, the FSA has revealed. A consultation paper on the menu payment system is now due by early February and FSA head of retail projects David Severn says he believes the earliest the industry will be […]

This is why the public is cynical about the industry

Why are the public so cynical about our industry? These examples illustrate the point. I was recently approached by a 60-year-old single man who lives in rented accommodation. He has been unemployed since being made redundant four years ago. He wanted to take a loan from his pension as he is in dire financial straits. […]

The Rubik’s Cube: China’s policy trilemma

By Douglas Turnbull, Investment Director, Head of Chinese Equities China faces a ‘Rubik’s Cube’ policy trilemma, whereby it needs to sustain a minimum acceptable level of growth, deal with issues such as overcapacity and reform the financial system to make it a far more efficient allocator of capital. Given the contradictory nature of these objectives, […]


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