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Society of Pension Consultants elects Roger Mattingly as president

The Society of Pension Consultants has elected JLT Benefit Solutions director Roger Mattingly as president.

Mattingly will replace Buck Consultants head of technical services Kevin LeGrand in the role on June 1.

Mattingly says: “The pensions industry in the UK is going through some of the biggest changes in its history.

“As we continue to move away from the old defined-benefit model and prepare for the imminent introduction of auto-enrolment, the SPC remains absolutely committed to its vital role shaping future policy on behalf of members.”


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Buffett will continue working during cancer treatment

Veteran billionaire investor Warren Buffett says he will continue working despite having been diagnosed with stage one prostate cancer. Buffett is company chairman and chief executive of conglomerate holding company Berkshire Hathaway, which oversees and manages a number of subsidiary companies. Shares in the company fell by 1.8 per cent from 120p at 10am on […]

Absolute bonds flop as fund sales thrive

Absolute return bond funds suffered £190m of outflows across Europe during February, while mixed asset and pure equity absolute return funds saw inflows, according to figures from Lipper. Mixed asset absolute return funds had inflows of £758m and pure equity absolute return funds saw £330m of inflows. Total bond fund sales in Europe hit their […]

Santander’s gross mortgage lending jumps by a third

Santander UK has increased its gross lending by 34 per cent in Q1 2012, its results reveal today. The lender carried out £5.6bn of gross lending in the first three months of 2012, compared with £4.2bn in the same period last year. Its net lending in the first three months of the year was £200m, […]

Canada Life annual IHT survey results

75% of wealthy unaware of new residence nil rate band IHT allowance Just 4% were aware the new allowance will be up to £175,000 per individual Lack of awareness of IHT rules means families risk paying a bigger bill than they need 83% think the current inheritance tax rules are far too complex A remarkable […]


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