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Myners leaves Gartmore after 15 years

Gartmore chairman Paul Myners is to quit the fund management firm this week, after 15 years at the company.

He is now tipped to be in line for a high profile Government job, following his review of institutional investment for the Treasury, which was published earlier this year.

During his time at Gartmore, he oversaw the sale of the firm to US insurer Nationwide for £1bn.


Beating the NHS queues

AIG Europe has designed the healthnow plan for the group budget PMI market. Healthnow is aimed at small to medium-sized UK companies with five to 200 employees.Premiums start from £7 a month for a male aged 18 with cover available for 128 procedures with the longest waiting times on the NHS. These include operations for […]

NU makes virtual learning a reality

Norwich Union has set up a free virtual learning centre for IFAs designed to put fun into continuing professional development.The learning tool, available to IFAs over the internet, offers training support for G10, G20 and G60 courses in a high-tech-style video game format, with IFAs navigating through a three-dimensional learning centre to a library, classroom, […]

Investment seminars free with Killik & Co

Private client stockbroker Killik & Co is planning a series of free investment seminars, with the first one to be held in London on November 26.The seminars are aimed at private investors who want to find out more about current market conditions and how they affect their investments.Partners Paul Kavanagh and Justin Urquhart Stewart are […]

Britannic extends extra allocation on with-profits

Britannic Assurance is offering IFAs an extra 2 per cent allocation on new investments into its with-profits bonds before December 31. The extra allocation scheme, which applies to investments of more than £5,000, was originally launched in June and ran until mid-August. However, Britannic has now decided to reopen the offer until the end of […]

Inheritance tax and estate planning – exemptions and reliefs

By Kim Jarvis, technical manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team In this article we look at the main exemptions and reliefs that are available on death. Within the article, spouse also means civil partner.   Nil-rate band Under current rules, any part of the estate that falls within the available nil-rate band (NRB), […]


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