Sun Life Financial of Canada has appointed The Hartford’s Mark Stopard as head of marketing for its UK life and pensions arm. Stopard will establish a product strategy for the firm following the acquisition of Lincoln National UK.
Pension specialist Fiona Tait takes a look at the Financial Advice Market Review and assesses the three areas where it suggests improvements can be made With significant budget changes ruled out (for a while anyway), the pension community briefly turned its attention to the FCA’s final report on its Financial Advice Market Review (FAMR), hoping […]
Fresh research into the gender pensions gap shows that 34 per cent of women claim not to have a pension plan, while the figure for men is just 17 per cent. Figures from Willis Owen states that of the women without a pension, 41 per cent have no intention of starting one, while the figure […]
The FCA has come under fire from campaigners for handing a key role in its inquiry into the treatment of small businesses by RBS to an investment banker. The Times reports that the FCA feared it did not have sufficient expertise in commercial lending, so decided to appoint an external consultant to its investigation into […]
Former Liontrust founder James Barham will take over as chief executive of River and Mercantile as the firm looks to put its troubles of recent months behind it. Barham is currently deputy chief executive of River and Mercantile, and will step up to the role of chief executive at the start of next month. Barham, […]