Standard Life wrap is adding MLC’s six UK manager of managers portfolios to its core offering. MLC’s suite of portfolios will be embedded in the wrap’s modelling tools and advisers will also have access to Pivotal Consulting.
Gartmore head of distribution Paul Feeney has brought an end to months of speculation by quitting the firm.Feeney has held a number of roles during his six years at Gartmore, including heading the firm’s retail business.His position came into question after Gartmore appointed New Star’s Phil Wagstaff as global head of distribution in June.As well […]
Canada Life head of sales Andy Marks is joining Hartford Life as managing director of sales.Marks, who has over 20 years experience in the life and pension sector, will be based at The Hartford’s London office.He will be responsible for leading The Hartford’s UK sales team and driving its sales growth strategy.Chief executive Michael Kalen […]
Axa is piloting medical screening in pharmacies for its protection products with access to innovative, non-invasive techniques including needle-free skin tests, saliva tests and hair analysis.The screenings, which will be used when discretionary medicals or blood tests are needed, are designed to be more convenient than traditional nurse or GP appointments.The six-month pilot is being […]
Those of you who have read any of the political manifestos over the previous weeks may have noticed one glaring omission from all the publications: the subject of welfare reform and the role that income protection could (and probably should) play in this process.
The proposed FCA directory that will include advisers’ details could see more people finding “bad advisers”, according to adviser review site VouchedFor. A LinkedIn article by VouchedFor chief executive Adam Price says this is because the regulator’s consultation paper pitching the directory suggested little around underlying adviser checks being substantively improved. In the article, Price says: […]
A pension company that invested in storage products with investors’ savings has been ordered into liquidation by the High Court. Kent-based Chartwell Trustee Pension Solutions was the sole trustee of the Pinnacle Pension Scheme. Chartwell amassed in excess of £4.8m of members’ pension funds following an apparent cold-calling telesales operation. Members were told to expect 8 […]