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PruProtect hires Kevin Watkins as head of wealth protection

PruProtect has appointed Kevin Watkins to the newly created role of head of wealth protection.

Watkins will spearhead Pru’s campaign to help investment advisers incorporate protection into their sales processes.

Watkins previously spent 30 years at Friends Provident, which included a three-year stint as director of its UK individual protection businesses.

PruProtect has a new team of 20 business consultants, specifically recruited from wealth and investment backgrounds to develop the provider’s relationships with wealth management intermediaries.

This expands PruProtect’s account management team to 160 people.

Distribution and marketing director Justin Taurog says: “Many advisers are re­assessing their holistic offerings as part of their business review in light of the RDR.

“At PruProtect we believe protection is a fundamental part of any financial planning toolkit.

“We have invested in a new team with a specific skillset, primed to assist wealth advisers looking to integrate protection into their advice portfolio.”


AJ Bell acquires financial publisher MSM

AJ Bell has acquired MSM Media Limited and its trading subsidiary MoneyAM Limited for an undisclosed amount. MSM is a specialist financial publishing business that produces a weekly magazine called Shares, organises annual awards and business events and has a number of online services, the main ones being MoneyAM, StockMarketWire and Brokerforecasts. It has 34 […]


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It is encouraging to see the FSA taking on board the views of Arch cru investors in its revised redress plans but questions remain about the validity of the first scheme of its kind. The regulator has amended its proposals with investors now having to opt in to the scheme to assess whether the advice […]


The best and worst performing funds of 2012

UK mid and small cap funds dominated the top performance charts in 2012, according to figures from Morningstar. Fourteen of the top 20 funds are in either the UK All-Companies sector or the UK smaller companies sector, with the top performer being the Standard Life UK Equity Unconstrained fund. The fund, which is managed by […]


Court of Appeal upholds £100m Standard Life sterling fund claim

The Court of Appeal has upheld a £100m claim by Standard Life against 11 professional indemnity insurers. Standard Life says the 11 firms, which provided PI insurance to the provider, should have covered the costs of a £100m payment it was forced to make into the Standard Life pension sterling fund during the credit crunch. […]

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Survey looks at the challenges facing businesses post auto-enrolment

A survey conducted by Johnson Fleming at the Pension & Benefits Show 2014 highlighted the key challenges faced within organisations post auto-enrolment. The results showed that communicating the changes and the value of them to staff, and receiving timely data from the payroll provider proved to still be the most challenging aspects of managing an auto-enrolment scheme.


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