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Phillips joins Scot Eq Asset Management

Friends Ivory & Sime fund manager Mark Phillips has joined Scottish Equitable Asset Management to become investment manager of UK managed funds.


SEAMs head of European equities Peter Hadden has taken up the new position of international business development manger and has been replaced by Mark Peden.

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Lazard offers life insurance option on personal portfolio service

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Guide: how to change your auto-enrolment support

As we approach the two-year milestone of auto-enrolment, employers have had the opportunity to truly assess the capabilities of their chosen support. They are also now realising that getting to the staging date was the easy part, and that support is required for almost every aspect of the day to day running of their scheme. With the three-year re-enrolment window coinciding for many with the total removal of commission and Active Member Discounts from pension-related products and services, as well as the introduction of the pension charge cap in April 2015, many employers will have no choice but to review their support options. But, what is involved in transitioning your auto-enrolment scheme away from your current support options? This guide from Johnson Fleming aims to outline some of these key areas and provide information and discussion points on what you need to consider.

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