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Swip appoints Shillaw to head £8bn real estate range

Scottish Widows Investment Partnertship has hired Lynda Shillaw as director of real estate.

Shillaw will report to managing director Dean Buckley. She will join Swip on January 1 and will have responsibility for Swip’s 50-strong real estate team, which manages around £8bn assets under management.

Shillaw joins Swip from within Lloyds Banking Group, where she has been managing director of corporate real estate for corporate and institutional banking since October 2010.

Prior to this, Shillaw was managing director of estates at the Co-operative Group, with responsibilities for its property, land and farming businesses. She joined the Co-op in 2006 from BT, where she was the director of property.


Mortgage broker overturns £100,000 FSA fine for fraud

A mortgage broker has had a £100,000 FSA fine for mortgage fraud overturned by the Upper Tribunal, although his ban was upheld. Ambergate Business Services director Raymond Wagner was fined £100,000 in October 2011 for knowingly submitting fraudulent mortgage applications for his own benefit. Wagner challenged the fine, but not the ban, over the assertion […]


Steve Webb: Govt “committed” to state pension reform

Pensions minister Steve Webb has delivered the strongest indication yet that plans to introduce a flat-rate, single-tier state pension worth £140 a week will go ahead. Last month, reports emerged claiming prime minister David Cameron had called for a re-think of plans to introduce the new pension for future retirees due to concerns the reform […]

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Brian Tora: What will it take for the market to break out?

Despite continuing uncertainty over how the European debt crisis might play out, an American presidential election that is truly hotting up and no end in sight to the conflict in Syria, markets have held remarkably steady. Encouraging economic news out of the United States helped reverse a general slide on Wall Street that had taken […]

Aviva latest to reveal gender pipeline plans

Aviva has set out the criteria advisers need to meet to secure gender specific rates and has set up a “gender task force” to ensure protection business is placed on risk more quickly. Advisers wanting gender-specific rates to be applied to life cover with or without critical illness, guaranteed whole of life cover and income […]

Is this the endgame for the current mergers & acquisitions boom?

Last year, worldwide mergers and acquisitions (M&A) rose to an unprecedented $4.7tn, according to Thomson Reuters, a 41 per cent increase over 2014. Anthony Forcione, senior equity analyst at Loomis Sayles, an affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management, looks at what’s been driving this particular wave of mergers. Click here to view full article: Loomis-Sayles


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