Noel Butwell, Distribution Director at Standard Life, talks Pension Freedoms.
An influential committee of MPs has today launched an inquiry into automatic enrolment, focusing on how the reforms affect smaller employers. The Work and Pensions committee has requested written evidence on the implementation of auto-enrolment and the impact it will have on small and micro employers. The committee will focus its inquiry on the suitability […]
The report (Money Marketing, October 25) that Marlborough Stirling's research has found that 53 per cent of people prefer not to meet their financial adviser in person flies in the face of general perceptions. It also contradicts other (perhaps more disinterested) research studies as well. Typically, you would expect to find that some 70 per […]
Zurich Life UK chief executive Gary Shaughnessy is to take on a new role as the insurer’s global life chief executive. Shaughnessy replaces Kristof Terryn who was appointed chief executive of general insurance in October. He will take the position from 4 January. The appointment means the insurer is seeking a new leader for its […]
The FCA is calling for feedback on whether regulation is stifling the social investment sector. In its latest paper, ‘Call for Input: Regulatory Barriers to Social Investments’, the regulator has published a set of questions to gather views from social enterprises, investors and financial advisers on a wide range of issues including capital raising and the potential risks […]
Portfolio Manager David Herro of Harris Associates discusses how macro economic instability can be exploited; how volatility can create opportunities to buy into businesses at low prices.
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IFA directors Kevin and Cheryl Neal have been banned from being company directors by the Insolvency Service for six and four years, respectively. The married couple ran the now-defunct Hertfordshire-based Kevin Neal Associates Wealth Management. They were disqualified for taking assets from an insolvent company. The firm had been incorporated to take over the business interests […]
Hartley Pensions has bought the “untainted” assets of the Lifetime Sipp Company, which went into administration earlier this year. An update published today on the website of Lifetime’s administrators Kingston Smith & Partners says Hartley Pensions has also agreed to administer the tainted Sipps held by Lifetime Sipp. The administrator described tainted assets as those where […]