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SLC Asset Management takes on new head of broker support

SLC Asset Management has appointed Caroline Carroll as head of broker support within the team headed by head of retail sales Simon Gordon.

Carroll, who joins from Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, is the fourth appointment at SLCAM since the start of the year.

Gordon says: “Caroline has an excellent reputation with brokers and has worked in the industry for 12 years. She is respected for providing first class support and will lead her team at SLCAM to deliver the high quality of service that brokers have come to expect.”


Earmark to the ground

I am a small family lawyer. Thanks to your help, most of my staff now havea better understanding of pensions. Our main concern is how the differentpension schemes lend themselves when considering offset, earmarking orpension sharing. Can you advise us? Everyone thought that pension sharing would be an easy way to deal withthe division of […]

Bringing annuities out in the open

“You could get up to 20 per cent more from your pension fund if you choosethe right annuity” is a typical media claim. Shopping around for yourannuity on retirement can mean you get a much higher income than you wouldby staying with your pension provider. This assertion is commonly coupled with the criticism that “pensioncompanies […]

Leeds & Holbeck sees mortgage lending surge

Leeds & Holbeck Building Society achieved record levels of mortgage lending in the six months to June. L&H lent a total of £371m, up from £359m in the half-year to June 2000, while its income from insurance sales and investments shot up 19 per cent to £7.8m from £6.6m. At 1.2 per cent, the society […]

Scottish Mutual launches pension investment vehicle

Scottish Mutual is launching a customised pension investment vehicle offering retirement planning flexibility, available in two versions.The Classic Flexible Trustee Investment Plan gives investors access to the Scottish Mutual pension fund range, including external fund links to Fidelity, Merrill Lynch, Newton and Perpetual.The Tailored Flexible Trustee Investment Plan is designed for fee-paying individuals and corporate […]

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Pensions: trouble ahead?

The pace of change in the pension’s space has been little short of astonishing, and has left thousands of employers struggling to keep their pension policy compliant, and also on the right side of current best practice and governance. Many employers, and indeed many in the pensions industry itself, would like to see a period of no change during the next term of government. This would give all sides a chance to catch up and draw breath. 


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