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Standard Life launches £1m charity appeal

Standard Life is underwriting a staff charity appeal to the tune of £1m to mark its 175th anniversary next year.

Besides the £1m guarantee, the life office will match every pound staff raise up to a maximum £1m.

The appeal aims to encourage staff at each of its offices, to raise cash for their chosen charities. The charities range from local hospices through to national causes such as the Imperial Cancer Research Fund.


Newton Foundation and income funds to merge

Newton Fund Managers is to merge two of its unit trusts.The Foundation fund, which is only about £25.4m in size, will be merged into the £603m income fund.Foundation will cease to be available at the end of business on March 31, and all assets will be transferred into the Income Fund. The final Foundation fund […]

Specialist Investment and Pension IFAs most sought after in recruitment stakes

Investment and pensions experts are the most sought after personnel in the IFA industry according to financial headhunders.Recruitment specialists Options Search & Selection, which is planning to expand its presence in the life industry, has provided IFAs with an insight into their market value.Director Martyn Lofting says that brokers specialising in investments and pensions can […]


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