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Scottish Provident creates new role

Scottish Provident has appointed Robert Greenshields to its newly created role of head of marketing communications and research.

Greenshields will be responsible for the group&#39s communications strategy including research, advertising and media relations.

He was formerly marketing manager for The WM Company.

He joins the life office on June 16.


Government pension initiative gets thumbs down

The Government&#39s pensions quality initiative has received an overwhelming thumbs down from countries leading companies.According to a survey of the UK&#39s top 450 companies by consulting actuaries Lane Clark & Peacock, the &#39Quality in Pensions&#39 accreditation scheme was rejected by the majority of employers.This gives added strength to the previous dissent from the pensions industry […]

Faculty & Institute of Actuaries president calls for protection of occupational schemes

Faculty & Institute of Actuaries has called for its members to protect occupational pension schemes from being undermined.Speaking at its annual conference, Institute president Paul Thornton says the defined benefit occupational schemes has come under threat from several quarters.He identified the four main threats as companies seeking to reduce their pension costs and investment risk, […]

News from PIMS 99 – National IFAs set to dominate

National IFAs are set to dominate the financial services marketplace according to KPMG Corporate Finance partner John Riddell.In his PIMS presentation Riddell predicted that networks will aim to set up their own national broking houses, while new national will be formed by aggressive, fast growing IFA firms and regional players seeking to grow their businesses […]

Financial Services and Markets Bill is put to the house

The Financial Services and markets Bill was introduced into the House of Commons today.The Bill provides the framework within which the Financial Services Authority will act as the single regulator.It provides the FSA with a full range of statutory powers will create the Financial Services and Markets Tribunal, which will act as the court in […]


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