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 […]
UK stocks have fallen to bargain prices and investors should look closely at them, according to start fund manager Richard Buxton. Last night prime minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote as she won the support of 200 Tory MPs against 117 who voted against her. Fund managers have argued that the confidence vote could […]
Embattled asset manager GAM has announced a “comprehensive restructuring programme” this morning in the wake of poor anticipated results. The manager hit headlines in August when it was forced to liquidate the fund range of investment director Tim Haywood after an internal investigation uncovered issues with his risk management procedures and record keeping. This morning, […]
Next year is set to be one of challenge and change for the advice profession, but also one of opportunity, as the UK plots an uncharted journey outside the economic boundaries of the EU and planning businesses continue to adapt to evolving regulation. The past 12 months have seen advisers work to meet new European […]