Former Skandia investment chief Jim Roberts has joined the advisory board at SimplyBiz. Roberts left Skandia last summer after 26 years with the firm.
GE Life and GE Pensions have rebranded as Tomorrow following Swiss Re’s takeover of the retirement specialist last October.The new brand name was exclusively revealed by moneymarketing.co.uk last week.The brand identity has been created by design consultants Kent Lyons and a series of advertisements using the new branding will be appearing in the trade press.The […]
Nearly three-quarters of IFAs believe providers do not give them suitable training and information on with-profits, according to Aifa research.The research finds that 85 per cent of advisers feel they have sufficient knowledge to advise on with-profits but 72 per cent think providers do not offer IFAs suitable training and relevant information to support them.Aifa […]
UnumProvident is to shorten its name to Unum and introduce a new corporate identity from today.The move follows the decision of its US parent UnumProvident Corporation to change its corporate identity to Unum Group.The roll out of the new corporate identity will be complete by the end of the year.
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Employees at Johnson Fleming, in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, are looking forward to trying out some dramatic new hairstyles on Wig Wednesday. A host of colourful wigs will brighten up the office on 20 May as staff support children and young people with cancer.
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