View more on these topics

Misys IFA services appoints research head

Misys IFA Services is appointing Ian Costain as head of research, with responsibilities extending to the Countryside Asset Management arm.

Costain, a qualified actuary, was formerly with NatWest Life and Royal Bank of Scotland where he led their stakeholder pension launch.

Misys IFA Services Rick Francis says: “This appointment underpins the commitment of Misys IFA services to ensure the highest quality of support services for its network membership.”

Recommended

The value of the discount broker

Anne McMeehan clearly knows little about the discount side of the industry.In my experience, discount brokers disseminate more information about a more varied range of good investments than any other sector of the industry.Having done that, they happen to offer economies of scale to their clients in the form of discounts but the discount is […]

Alliance Trust companies appoint lawyer to board

International investment trust companies the Alliance Trust and the Second Alliance Trust are both appointing Lesley Knox as non-executive director.Knox was formerly governor of the British Linen Bank when it was bank of Scotland&#39s merchant banking arm, and was previously with Slaughter & May and Shearman & Stirling, as a solicitor, in New York.The two […]

Skandia aspots bottom-up style

Giddy with confidence after recently securing its exclusive deal with New Star, Skandia clearly now has no fear.Speaking at the Skandia Pathfinder conference last week, Skandia director of investments Jim Roberts systematically ripped apart the FSA&#39s arguments over past performance in front of 1,500 IFAs, before premiering its latest piece of artwork showing FSA chairman […]

Untrustworthy individuals

Over the last few weeks, I have been trying to identify the perfect individuals to select as trustees of a trust holding investments and/or life insurance products as assets.After pretty much rubbishing the settlor&#39s spouse as a candidate – except where the settlor deludes himself or herself that they are in and likely to remain […]

Newsletter

News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up

Comments

    Leave a comment

    Close

    Why register with Money Marketing ?

    Providing trusted insight for professional advisers.  Since 1985 Money Marketing has helped promote and analyse the financial adviser community in the UK and continues to be the trusted industry brand for independent insight and advice.

    News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
    Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

    Money Marketing Events
    Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, roundtables and more.

    Research and insight
    Take part in and see the results of Money Marketing's flagship investigations into industry trends.

    Have your say
    Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

    Register now

    Having problems?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3712

    Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am -5.00pm

    Email: customerservices@moneymarketing.com