Royal London Private Equity has appointed former Britannic chief executive Danny O'Neill to its advisory panel. O'Neill, who quit Britannic last year after just two months in the top job, will become one of five panel members advising RLPE on financial services deals. RLPE, which launched 18 months ago, is hoping to raise £150m for further deals over the next 12 months.
Prudential is considering entering the equity-release market as soon as June in a bid to take advantage of one of the few rapidly growing business areas, say sources close to the provider.The news comes only two weeks after the Pru increased rates and revoked guaranteed premiums on pipeline and new critical-illness policies, leading many IFAs […]
Tuesday, 30 April 2003 Type: Guaranteed equity bond Aim: Growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100, S&P 500, Nikkei 225, Dow Jones Eurostoxx 50 indices Minimum-maximum investment: Lump sum £1,000-£500,000 Term: Five years Guarantee: Original capital returned in full regardless of performance in indices Return: 85% of average growth in indices at end […]
Scottish Equitable pensions development manager Margaret Craig has hit out at the negative tone of responses to the Government's Pensions Green Paper, claiming the industry is becoming too bogged down in the detail and losing sight of the end goal. Craig was a member of the Pickering review team, whose report published last July led […]
Standard Life has criticised Scottish Equitable for mounting a campaign to get IFAs to transfer executive pension plans to personal pensions.Standard argues that the Government's Green Paper reforms will sweep aside differences between EPPs and PPPs.It argues that only those people who are expecting to die or retire before the Green Paper takes effect will […]
Quoting the famous adage, prevention is better than cure; there are many proactive benefits that can improve wellness in the workplace, decrease stress, increase staff morale and reduce absenteeism, as well as attracting and retaining employees of a higher standard. With a recent study showing that employees in Britain are working below peak productivity, preventative benefits can ensure you address potential health issues or causes of stress at their source and ensure productivity in the workplace remains at an optimum level. With this in mind, how are you using preventative benefits to help keep your workforce happy and healthy?
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