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Standard defends Sipp commission

Standard Life has defended claims that it is paying up to 5 per cent commission on internal transfers from its personal pension to its Sipp as a means to grow its Sipp business, saying it is merely offering the same rate it would on outside business coming into its Sipp.


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I am concluding this series of articles, updating an overview of the major investment asset classes, by summarising the relationship between the current and expected behaviour of equities against the main alternatives.

Sipp fears for ScotLife

Scottish Life says it has serious reservations about entering the group Sipp market due to concerns about breaching treating customers fairly rules. The firm, which will launch its individual Sipp this year, says it is still investiga-ting whether to follow this up with a group offering. Head of corporate business Mark Polson says the FSA’s […]

Mercer in bid for UK retail business

Mercer Global Investments, the multi-manager arm of investment and pension consultant Mercer Human Resource Consulting, is making its proposition available to the UK retail market. The Mercer group is a major player in multi-manager investment for institutional pension funds but MGI is keen to make inroads into the retail market. It says it is in […]

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