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Mattison on Pensions Associates Board

Richard Mattison has been promoted to Pensions Associates’ board taking on the role of business development director.

Mattison joined Pension Associates in 2003 as account administrator later being promoted to business development manager. He has previously worked for James Hay and Friends Provident.


Huge hike for fund firms

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme is forcing fund firms to pay 27m to cover the risk of a fund management group going bust this year.

Investment view

There is growing concern among IFAs that the constant drip of negative coverage of poorly performing funds, such as Bestinvest’s Spot the Dog report, will deter consumers from investing. Bestinvest’s latest report, offered to consumers online or via a freefone number, uses a series of filters to identify 85 underperforming funds. First, they must have […]

NU sets up guaranteed WP fund

Norwich Union is introducing a guaranteed version of its with-profits fund, which offers full capital protection after a five year term for an additional 0.5 per cent charge over its standard annual management charge.The guarantee is available from 7 February and this replaces a free five-year guarantee promotion that has been running for the past […]


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