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NAPF helps set up mediation service

Mortgage provider Home of Choice is planning on branching out into pensions and investments. It is looking for a partner to introduce business to with a launch planned later this year.


Individual pension sales fall at NU

Norwich Union’s individual pension sales fell to 2.5bn last year from 3.1bn in 2004. Equity-release sales fell to 374m from 478m but collective invesetment business rose by 35 per cent to 1,16bn.

Double standards

I think the normal way to start some letters is: “I read with interest.” Well, in this case, I shall start: I read with astonished incredulity John Ellis’s article in Money Marketing referring to the PFS/CII code of ethics which encompasses such things as integrity, professionalism, competence, skill, care, diligence and objectivity. Were any of […]

Regulator says it is sticking to principle plan

The FSA has pledged to con-tinue its move to principle-based regulation and focus on improving staff training. In its business plan for 2006/07, chief executive John Tiner says the FSA recognises that many firms prefer the clarity of a rule-based approach. But he says the regulator will press ahead with plans to reduce prescriptive rules […]

Profit of doom

Success breeds contempt while the unprofitable and inefficient wins favour

To be and not to be – Multi asset investing with conviction

At Pictet Asset Management we believe active management of asset allocation is the most important generator of returns. What is not to be in our portfolio is just as important as what is to be because good performance is determined as much by the assets you avoid as by those you hold. The FP Pictet Multi Asset Portfolio managers are not wedded to any particular […]


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