Park Row commercial director Carey Shakespeare is being promoted to sales and marketing director from July 1 following the departure of national sales director Kevin Paterson to Enterprise after six years with the firm.
Standard Life has added eight new external funds to its life and pensions range from a providers including Macquarie, Investec, JP Morgan, Schroders and UBS.Standard says the new funds highlighted are Macquarie’s global infrastructure securities, global private equity securities and its global property securities funds – offered on an insured basis exclusively through Standard Life […]
The Bank of England has decided to hold the base rate at 5.50 per cent this month, it has been announced.Hamptons technical director Jonathan Cornell says: “The MPC’s decision to hold the base rate at 5.5 per cent this month is unsurprising given last months decision to raise it by a quarter point.”Cornell adds: “Reports […]
By Jamie Clark, Business Development Manager The pensions revolution is almost upon us. As with any revolution, there will be winners and losers. The winners in this case could presumably be the politicians that orchestrated pensions freedom and choice just before the general election. As for the losers, there may be many thousands of people […]
Two separate complaints about the clarity of the FCA’s guidance and expectations on Gabriel reporting requirements have been quashed by the Complaints Commissioner. However, the FCA has been asked to waive a late return charge and been asked to make sure debt collection and fees processes on Gabriel reporting are clear. In his report today, […]
Their power over fund selection is only set to increase as more firms adopt centralised investment propositions Fund research and rating agencies have enjoyed a buoyant market in advice firms thanks to the post-RDR rise of centralised investment propositions. While a minority of advisers have chosen to outsource portfolio management, the majority are selecting funds […]
Clients that suffer ill health at a young age can access their pension if certain requirements are met With the recent news that we are not living longer after all, there are questions to be asked as to why this is. Life expectancy increases the older you get, as the fact you made it that […]