Sesame is in talks with Skandia over the potential acquisition of Bankhall and PMS.
Friends Provident is developing a new individual Sipp to tie in with its corporate platform plans.
Consumer confidence in the UK economy is rising, the latest Association of British Insurers quarterly savings and protection survey reveals.
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has placed its ‘BBB-/A-3’ long- and short-term counterparty credit ratings on F&C Asset Management PLC on CreditWatch with negative implications.
Alex Ralph, manager of the Artemis High Income Fund, sees further pressure on government bonds as inflationary pressures build on both sides of the Atlantic.
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