Partnership Assurance is offering an annuity exclusively for smokers aged over 50 who have smoked at least 10 cigarettes a day for the last 10 years or more.
Fidelity International has announced the appointment of Dermott Whelan to its MultiManager team as portfolio manager.
The Federal Reserve has cut US interest rates from 4.25 per cent to 3.5 per cent in a shock move to improve market confidence.
The FSA will begin its crackdown on small firms’ implementation of Treating Customers Fairly principles in March, with Northern Ireland the first area to be targeted.The process will include a regional roadshow, followed by structured visits or telephone interviews of firms in the same area.The FSA says its assessments will test the progress being made […]
They say bad luck comes in threes and this week was no exception for investment advisers as they were knocked back on three different fronts.
With 23 auto-enrolment compliance notices issued by the Pensions Regulator, and an evolving legislative landscape meaning previously compliant schemes may now be in breach of regulation, now is the time to think about auditing your auto-enrolment scheme. Johnson Fleming is hosting a webinar on 9 October at 11:00 on how to audit your scheme to ensure compliance, avoid breaches and fines and overcome data issues.
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