Skandia protection mark-eting manager Alison Turner-Holmes is to join Resolution life as head of marketing.
Rowanmoor says restricting Asps based on religion and forcing everyone else to buy an annuity at 75 would be a “misrepresentation of trust” on behalf of the Government. In a letter to Treasury Economic Secretary Ed Balls, Rowanmoor director David Seaton accuses the Government of making no reference to its policy of forced annuitisation in […]
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Japan Real Estate Fund – CSGF October 2006
FSA managing director Clive Briault has highlighted commission as one of the five priorities of its forthcoming retail distribution review but says it has not concluded that commission is bad and should be banned altogether.
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