Stroud & Swindon Building Society’s chief executive David Hill is stepping down at the end of August after nine years at the mutual. Finance director Kevin Bounds will take on the role while the society searches for a replacement.
Hermes Fund Managers announced today the appointment of Neil Williams as chief economist for its fixed income team.Williams’ role will be to provide analysis of key economic issues for the fixed interest and index-linked bond portfolios.Prior to joining Hermes, Williams worked as head of sovereign research/strategy at Mizuho International, and as global head of emerging […]
Those with decent-length memories will recall that in the 2014 Budget statement George Osborne announced the new (and entirely unexpected) pension freedoms. The new rules come fully into force in less than two weeks.
Ahead of his appearance at Money Marketing’s flagship conference, Money Marketing Interactive, this April, Ovation Finance chairman Chris Budd talks adviser fees and succession planning How can advisers best show their fees are worth it? It’s not the level of fees that matter, it’s what you do for the money. Charging 0.5 per cent p.a. and […]
The government backed National Employment Savings Trust has been granted an additional £329m in funding to help it pass the new master trust authorisation regime. Master trusts such as Nest provide a trustee-governed occupational pension scheme to multiple employers. The Department for Work and Pensions passed the Pension Schemes Act 2017 following concerns about master […]
Now the Christmas festivities are well and truly over and most of us are settled back into the real world, it seems like the perfect time to reflect on some of the work the Protection Distributors Group carried out in 2018. Funeral pledgeIf I said that paying a death claim was the moment of truth […]