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NPI appoints sales director

Pensions specialists NPI has appointed Steve Edwards as sales director following the retirement of John Cook after 26 years with the company.

Edwards joined the company in May last year, having previously worked as corporate business director for Prudential Life and Pensions.

Cook will continue to work within the sales field until the end o the year and may extend this into the spring of 2000 to ensure an effective handover of IFA contacts.

NPI chief executive Alastair Lyons says: &#34I would like to take this opportunity of expressing my deep appreciation for everything that John Cook has done during his long successful career with NPI. I will miss both his wise counsel and his huge energy.&#34


Scottish Life swaps senior staff

Scottish Life has announced a top level job swap within its senior management.The swap is part of the life offices long term commitment to broaden the expertise and experience of its senior management.As part of the move Scottish Life assistant general manager marketing Chris Cormack will takeover the position of actuary at Scottish Life International.Cormack […]

IFA publishes guide to top 50 investments for income and growth

IFA the David Aaron partnership is publishing a consumer guide to the best investments to achieve income and growth.It covers the top 15 tracker beating unit trusts including European, smaller companies, technology and far eastern funds.The guide also includes details of corporate bond Isas, high income stockmarket linked bonds, with-profit bonds, property bonds and distribution […]

Disability legislation to bring opportunities for IFAs

The new disability discrimination act could provide is IFAs many sales opportunities according to income protection specialists Unum.Section 21 of the act comes into force today, making it illegal for goods and services suppliers to discriminate against disabled people.Unum says IFAs could seize the opportunity to provide disabled people with relevant products such as income […]

Ethical investments less risky than mainstream counterparts

Ethical investment funds may be less risky than their mainstream counterparts according to a survey by ethical research group Eiris.The study &#34Does ethical investment pay?&#34 tracked 15 leading ethical funds and found the volatility of the funds was less than the conventional market.It found ethical funds achieved an annualised volatility rating of 10.4 per cent […]


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