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Skandia appoints head of UK distribution

Skandia Investment Group has appointed Warren Tonkinson as head of UK distribution, Money Marketing can reveal.

Tonkinson is to join from UBS where he was head of strategic alliances. He will report to Skandia Investment Group chief sales and marketing officer Rob Williams.

Money Marketing revealed that Skandia Investment Group head of UK sales Andrew Blair resigned in September to join boutique Mirabaud Investment Management as joint sales and marketing director.



Aviva develops protection sales aids for advisers

Aviva is launching a range of support materials to help advisers broach the topic of protection with clients and is re-running its TV ad campaign on life insurance. The support materials will include written guides and video case studies, along with information on potential life stage protection triggers and how to spot clients’ hidden protection […]


Lloyds to split its bank advice arm for RDR

Lloyds Banking Group is preparing to revamp its direct-advice arm in preparation for the RDR by splitting its offering between basic protection advice and a “financial planning” service. Lloyds currently operates a single-tier advice team offering investment and protection products across its branch network, which includes Lloyds TSB, Halifax and Bank of Scotland. Lloyds will […]

Morningstar promotes Romer-Lee to MD of Euro business

Morningstar has appointed Richard Romer-Lee as managing director for the firms’ European investment consulting business. Romer-Lee now covers Morningstar’s investment consulting operations across Europe, including OBSR in the UK, Morningstar Associates Europe, and Seeds in France. Nigel Whittingham remains managing director OBSR, a Morningstar company, and Charles Barnick remains managing director of Morningstar Associates Europe, […]

The Natixis Solution: H2O MultiReturns Fund

A product designed to bring some unique attributes to the crowded absolute return global macro space With diversification and risk management top of investors’ wish lists when it comes to alternatives, step forward the H2O MultiReturns Fund. H2O Asset Management is an independent boutique backed by Natixis Global Asset Management and has a 14-year track […]


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