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Standard outlines group pensions options

Standard Life has revealed the new fund management options for its group pensions for larger employers. This is the first time Standard has linked up with external managers in this market. The list includes Philips & Drew Life managed fund and Fleming Life Global Equity Pension Fund.

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Warning over end to negligence time limits

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