View more on these topics

Ritchie and Boulding row at pensions conference

Scottish Equitable and Legal & General pensions experts have clashed over the viability of stakeholder at the Pensions Management Institute annual conference.

Scottish Equitable director of pension development said he believed that the current framework was not workable.

He said: “If you want converts you have to be prepared to pay the costs of your missionaries. Stakeholder will not create a broad church on the cheap.”

But L&G director of pensions strategy Adrian Boulding said: “The advent of Stakeholder pensions will force employers, advisers and pension providers to review all their current arrangements. Many will be found wanting against the tough standards Government is setting for stakeholder pensions.”


We are the IFA&#39s favourite

Money Marketing has been voted overwhelmingly the IFAs&#39 favouritenewspaper for the fourth successive year in the only independent readershipresearch carried out for the industry.Money Marketing is top for news, usefulness, comparative productinformation, credibility and authority.The research, by Plus Four Market Research for PIMS organiser RichmondEvents, was the result of a survey of 344 key IFAs […]

Stakeholder setback as Government loses vote

The Government&#39s stakeholder pension project has suffered a setback after it lost a crucial vote.Tory peers won a vote to raise the 75 year age limit for stakeholder annuity purchases during a House of Lords reading of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill.During the debate Baroness Hollis accepted the Government has three options for dealing […]

Data Act may wreck pension forecasts

Pension experts are warning Government plans for all employees to receive annual pension forecasts will be wrecked by the data protection act. The Department of Social Security wants all employees to receive a pension factsheet every year, providing a break down of pension details and showing what individuals could expect on retirement.But under the Data […]

PIA to continue tough line on persistency

The PIA says it is resolved to remaining tough on firms suffering from low persistency rates on life and pension sales following the publication of its fifth annual survey into persistency.The survey reveals that overall persistency levels remain low. Figures for regular premiums show that 25 per cent of policies lapse in the first three […]

Welcome to The Brunner Investment Trust PLC

Welcome to the latest update for The Brunner Investment Trust PLC from the trust’s portfolio manager Lucy Macdonald. Market Review Global equities ratcheted higher throughout February, buoyed by optimism about global growth and corporate earnings. All regions advanced, although Japan tended to lag many other markets. In sector terms, healthcare, information technology, consumer staples and […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up


    Leave a comment


    Why register with Money Marketing ?

    Providing trusted insight for professional advisers. Since 1985 Money Marketing has helped promote and analyse the financial adviser community in the UK and continues to be the trusted industry brand for independent insight and advice.

    News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
    Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

    Money Marketing Events
    Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, roundtables and more.

    Research and insight
    Take part in and see the results of Money Marketing's flagship investigations into industry trends.

    Have your say
    Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

    Register now

    Having problems?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3712

    Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am -5.00pm