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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AJ Bell has launched an active version of its managed portfolio service. The six-strong fund range, which will only be available through the platform, will mirror the existing passive funds but invest actively through a set of 15 underlying funds for each portfolio. The range will charge 0.15 per cent plus VAT, in line with the […]
HSBC Global Asset Management has grown its funds under management by 13.4 per cent year on year as the largest European bank doubles its pre-tax profit for the period. In its full year results published today, the lender reported total group funds under management of $943bn (£675.6bn) at 31 Dec 2017, up from $831bn in […]
Former pensions ministers Ros Altmann and Steve Webb have urged the Government to make sure pension savers are adequately protected under new plans to reclaim “dormant assets” for charities. Earlier this month the Government announced plans to widen a scheme to release assets in bank and building society accounts untouched for 15 years and put […]