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Ascot Lloyd has appointed Graham Bentley as independent chairman of its investment committee. Since 2013 Bentley has run his own investment marketing consultancy gbi2. His 40-year career has included roles at Henderson, M&G, and Old Mutual. At Ascot Lloyd Bentley, who is also a Money Marketing columnist, will chair the IFA’s quarterly investment meetings, deciding […]

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Protection Watch: Earlier claims payment and critical illness compared

Protection Review chief executive Kevin Carr looks at recent market events Paying claims earlier Paying claims is the most important thing the protection industry does – but paying claims sooner comes a close second. British Friendly has received praise from brokers for trialing a new “immediate support payment” for claims received on income protection policies. […]

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Women feel gender bias in quality of advice

Almost two million UK women are holding back from investing because of “systemic sexism”, according to new research. Figures from the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) show one in five women believe they are getting poorer quality advice from IFAs compared with men, while around two million women in the UK are also holding back […]

The curious market reaction to Brexit

Written by Mike Riddell29 June 2016 Headlines over the past few days have screamed about record falls in sterling, record low bond yields and massive falls in equity prices. However, if you take a slightly longer view of markets rather than simply the one- or two-day reaction, I think it’s amazing how little markets have […]

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