Friends Provident, Legal & General and Royal Liver are on the short list for best overall protection provider at the Lifesearch Protection Awards 2007. Royal Liver won the award last year.
Draft guidance from The Pensions Regulator will not protect advisers from conflicts of interest when advising on transfer sweeteners, warns IFA Robert Reid.The leaked guidance addresses the growing practice of employers offering cash inducements to employees to persuade them to leave defined-benefit pension schemes.Syndaxi Financial Planning managing director Reid says it stresses the need for […]
Aifa says Treasury is under fierce lobbying pressure to break up consensus.
Sam Shaw considers the possibilities of a major sourcing merger.
F&C has renamed its fixed-interest fund as the UK corporate bond fund as part of a number of changes to bolster its presence in the core investment-grade portion of the sector.Fund manager Ian Robinson can now invest up to 20 per cent of the portfolio outside investment-grade issues when he feels appropriate. He therefore has […]
Jelf Employee Benefits assesses key trends within the international private medical insurance provision of organisations with employees in Singapore. Benefit structure, cost management and healthcare facilities are examined and key considerations are highlighted. This edition will be of particular interest to global human resource directors and benefit managers with local and expatriate populations in Singapore.
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Experts have played down any immediate moves from the FCA towards those firms that are not prepared for Mifid II regulation that comes into force on 3 January 2018. However, concerns remain that a “material number” of small asset managers have not yet started preparing for the major European regulation. The FCA expects firms to […]
OMGI chief executive and star fund manager Richard Buxton is set to lead a management buyout of the single-strategy funds division of Old Mutual Wealth with the backing of TA Associates. The £550m deal is set to be announced before Christmas, Sky News reports. The buyout is part of Old Mutual’s managed separation, which is […]