The public administration select committee has published a report calling on the Government to extend its help for victims of occupational scheme collapses to those schemes wound up by solvent employers.
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme has appointed Jonathan Clark as director of claims.Clark joins from the quality and compliance department of Crawford & Company.He will join the FSCS executive team in June and because this is a board appointment the FSA has appointed Clark as an executive director of the FSCS.Clark succeeds Ron Devlin OBE […]
The Prestbury Network has announced it will use the MortgageStream casemanagement system to support its business.Prestbury members will be able to utilise MortgageStream to facilitate caseprocessing, manage their new business pipeline, client relationships andmanagement information.Prestbury Network sales director Kevin Sample says after extensive researchMortgageStream came out on top.He says: “The MortgageStream client management and workflow […]
Five-page special report opens with Mike Kipling, deputy chairman of The Actuarial Profession’s life board, explaining the computations that go into setting annuity rates and how they work to protect the pensioner throughout retirement.
The actions of OPEC have forced the oil supply to fall and producers to cut costs and rationalise, says Richard Hulf In an interview with journalist Alexis Xydias, Richard Hulf, manager of the Artemis Global Energy Fund, explains the impact of the fall in the oil price on energy companies. Alexis also quizzes Richard on […]
Advisers are avoiding putting all their eggs in the passives basket Few advisers have wholeheartedly taken on board the arguments for index-tracking and put all their eggs in the passives basket. Indeed, advisers are deeply split in their attitudes towards passive investing. There is no denying funds in passive investment vehicles have been on the […]
A weekly account of the curious goings-on in the world of financial services Fussy financial felines With the average salary for financial advisers continuing to grow, one has to wonder what privileges immediate family members are able to enjoy. Perhaps most important to the families that own them are cats. Thanks to Twitter, WSJ can […]