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Operating profits boost for SJP

St James’s Place has reported a 50 per cent rise in first-half group operating profits from £80.3m to £120.7m. New business rose by 33 per cent from £160.9m to £213.5m.


Murray says Transact advisers can meet tough definition of professional planners

Transact’s head of marketing Malcolm Murray says that advisers using his platform will be able to satisfy even a very tight definition of customer agreed remuneration as recently proposed by the ABI. Murray also says that the UK could benefit from the return of direct sales forces selling simple products and protection and suggests that […]

Top names come together to draw up manifesto for advice

Aifa has set up a taskforce comprising some of the biggest industry names to produce a “manifesto for advice” for launch later this year.Aifa says the Future of Advice Taskforce aims to develop a clear statement on the role and value of advice and set out where the profession delivers tangible economic and social value […]

Blair years bring 19 million words of pension rules

The Government added 19 million more words of pension legislation and guidance under the premiership of Tony Blair.In 1997, when Labour came into power, there was a total of 9,888 pages of pension information but by the time Blair stepped down in June, this figure had soared to 46,394meaning an additional 38,361 new pages have […]

Artemis Global Income: favouring Europe over the US

With a 10 per cent return from his Global Income Fund in the first three months of 2015, Jacob de Tusch-Lec talks to journalist Alexis Xydias about the drivers and why he favours Europe and Asia over the US. Jacob believes European companies remain cheap and is still finding opportunities amid value stocks – in contrast […]


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