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Scottish Widows appoints director of strategy, planning and monitoring

Scottish Widows has appointed Tony Owens as director of strategy, planning and monitoring. He will be responsible for the evaluation and design of business reviews and recommending developments and modifications for Scottish Widows. Owens joins from Blas where he is a corporate strategist. Prior to that, he was head of planning and analysis at Martin Currie Investment Management.



“Yes. The idea is sound but whether it will be implemented by IFAs or not is another matter.”Chris Moxon,CW Moxon & Co “Yes. I don&#39t expect it will work but something has to be done over misleading ads.”Pravin Bhatt,Bhatt & Associates “Yes, but its success depends on whether people use it.”Michael Rice,MJR Financial Services “I […]

LIA is keeping to its line on commission

The letter from Colin Langton headlined, LIA plan for move to fees would seal fate of IFA sector, attributes incorrect views to the LIA. I am afraid there has been a bit of confusion about reports of our submission to the FSA. The LIA&#39s submission to the FSA can be seen in full on our […]

Julian Gibbs

Friends Provident recently conducted research among IFAs to assess their views on lowerrisk ethical investment. Fifty-nine per cent of IFAs surveyed said their clients would be more likely to invest in ethical funds if a lower-risk investment were available. Friends has therefore introduced the Stewardship Safeguard Optimiser, which is an ethical fund with a safeguard […]

Cavanagh counts cost of Ernst & Young deal

Cavanagh Group&#39s operating loss increased from £70,000 to more than £1m in the six months to April 30 as the firm started to integrate acquisition Ernst & Young Financial Management. Cavanagh reported losses of £1.08m, around half of which it blames on the non-recurring costs of the £3m move for EYFM. However, turnover more than […]


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