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The Pensions Management Institute Trustees Group is holding a seminar in London to examine a range of issues facing the industry.

An experienced panel of speakers will deal with issues covering Opra&#39s new approach, what trustees need to know about FRS17 and risk management. Delegates will also discuss whether hedge funds have a role to play in pension funds and the implementation of the Myners recommendations. Speakers will include Tate & Lyle group pensions manager Steve Amor, Pinsent Curtis Biddle head of pensions litigation Isabel Nurse Marsh and Opra chairman Harriet Maunsell. The event takes place at the 1 Great George Street conference centre, London, on June 13. Contact 020 7392 7400.


Pioneer FS enhances income protection contract

Pioneer Friendly Society has announced it is enhancing the flexibility of its income protection range by allowing policyholders to choose a retirement age anytime between 50 and 65.Previously, the friendly society only offered a contract until the age of 60. The change means those who want a policy running until the age of 60 will […]

Outside edge

Some of us hark back to the long, hot summers of yesteryear and remember fondly those glorious Pep/Isa seasons when IFAs would deliver applications to hotels.Alas, there were no pictures of helicopters delivering last-minute Isa applications this time round.The Investment Management Association has reported Isa sales 40 per cent down in January on the same […]

Chase de Vere plans expansion

Chase de Vere Investments is expanding its operation by recruiting for its Bath, London and Leeds offices as well as opening new offices in the Midlands in the autumn.Chase de Vere is also expanding its telephone sales staff operation. Chase de Vere head of adviser development Joseph Maguire says: “My key responsibility will be to […]

CML warning over Govt mortgage aid

Extending the qualifying period for state help with mortgage payments has cut Government spending but put homeowners in a more vulnerable position, says the Council of Mortgage Lenders.In its first study of the Government&#39s 1995 benefit reforms, which extended the waiting period for entitlement to assistance with mortgage interest payments, the CML warns that any […]


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