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Skandia Life to hold IFA conference

Skandia Life is to hold an IFA conference in London on June 11, chaired by ITN veteran Sir Trevor McDonald.

The three main presentations will cover the use of past performance, the future of advice and how to sustain a competitive advantage as an IFA in the 21st century.

There will be a question and answer session in the afternoon, with panel members to include SG Asset Management’s Nicola Horlick and Gartmore’s Paul Myners.


Reasons to be cheerful

Two of the fundamental principles on which life products are based will be overhauled when the FSA reviews with-profits. The regulator will look at the concepts of policyholders&#39 reasonable expectations and financial strength as it moves to address some of the bigger financial services issues to hit the headlines over the last year. The definition […]

Beware the razzmatazz

Having attended numerous seminars, etc, over the past six months – there has been a lot of mention of how the wealth of our industry is mainly embed-ded with the life offices/fund management houses, etc. – I am very concerned at the way the institutions bombard IFAs with their investment views which seem to be […]

Verity&#39S VIEW

Around a fortnight ago, the new chairman of the National Association of Pension Funds, Peter Thompson, grabbed the national media&#39s attention by warning of a bleak future for company pension schemes. The Daily Mail&#39s headline, Company pensions run out of cash, was exaggerated, to put it mildly. But the story stood. Long-term factors such as […]

Millfield maps out strategy for expansion

Millfield Group is launching a new division, Millfield Associated Partnerships, as part of ambitious plans to grow the national IFA over three years. From June 1, Millfield says MAP will create a blueprint for the industry by letting the company expand through taking equity stakes in small IFA firms while avoiding the risks and costs […]


Case study: administration — managing group life schemes

Our client leads the global market in high-tech electronics manufacturing and digital media. The trustees of the company’s final salary pension scheme insure death-in-service lump sum and dependants’ pension death benefits for active employees, as well as dependants’ pension benefits for deferred members (those who have left service).


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