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Standard life adds to workplace team


Standard Life has appointed John Cooper to its workplace executive team to develop its workplace proposition.

Cooper was most recently chief operation officer of Alexander Forbes but left the business in December.

Standard UK and Europe chief executive Paul Matthews says: “John has worked at the forefront of the employee benefits market for the best part of 30 years and brings with him significant experience and insights, so we are delighted John has agreed to join our team.”

Cooper says: “I am looking forward to drawing on my experience to help deliver the best outcomes for customers and advisers and to working with the team to take the business to the next level.”



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A bull case for US equities?

Neptune video: a bull case for US equities?

Watch Felix Wintle, head of US equities at Neptune, discuss why he believes US equities are in a structural bull market and the key factors that can drive the S&P 500 higher.

In the video, Wintle addresses the following:

• The US market and why — despite equities rising from 2009 — he believes the structural bull market only started in 2013
• Key economic and corporate factors that can drive the S&P 500 higher
• Investment themes and sectors offering exposure to the domestic recovery


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