Resolution Asset Management is setting up two funds for its restructured European equities desk. Jon Fearon will manage the international pan-European fund while Ian Ormiston will run European smaller companies.
Skipton Building Society has launched two new capped rate mortgages.The new three and five-year base rate tracker capped mortgages are capped at 6.44 per cent and 6.49 per cent respectively.Head of lending Colin Dale says: “Our two new base rate tracker capped mortgages have two clear benefits – they give borrowers the confidence in knowing […]
FundsNetwork head of sales and marketing Rob Fisher “In principle, FundsNetwork is supportive of what Cofunds is saying. The ability to be able to advise clients to move their assets to where they want to have them is clearly an important thing. We are making progress on these areas. Slowly but surely, I think that […]
It seems that the Financial Ombudsman Service continues to fine advisers for shortfalls that are caused by regulatory-imposed projections, that is, that were imposed on the adviser and the provider by the regulator. The FSA may not now be continuing with this Lautro practice but the FOS still perpetuates this injustice. An example is the […]
Royal Liver’s chief executive likes to hit the heights in the Highlands when he is not busy taking the company back to the high ground of life and pension business with a tough modernisation programme which he believes puts the firm on course for continued success and he explains why the Royal marriage never made it to the altar. Interview by Will Henley
Compliance provider SimplyBiz has seen around 2,300 advisers adopt its end-to-end investment system Centra since its April launch. The system aims to be a one-stop-shop for advisers and includes goals-based planning tools, product research, suitability report processing and a centralised investment process offering backed by an independent committee. SimplyBiz co-chief executive Matt Timmins says: “Advisers […]
Ipsos Mori has been ranking professions according to how much the British public trusts them for 35 years, and doctors consistently come first or second. The latest survey shows 92 per cent trust doctors to tell us the truth. Financial advisers are not included in the survey. The least-trusted occupations are advertising, politics and my […]
Aviva platform boss Tim Orton has exited the business after leading a troubled replatforming project in 2018. Tim Orton was Aviva managing director of savings since 2017 and chief executive of the platform from 2014 until he left the company last week. Aviva’s platform was migrated from Bravura technology to FNZ technology in January 2018. […]