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The Exchange redesigns Exweb

The Exchange has redesigned its Exweb portal to help advisers navigate the pages more easily.

The new look and feel is based on feedback from IFAs. The site now includes a new section called the research centre, which provides intermediaries with a single access point to a comprehensive suite of research services.


Exchange in CII online link

The Exchange has teamed up with the CII to offer online compliance and competency solutions to advisers. The Exchange will give advisers access to the CII&#39s online training and competency systems ed.LEARN and ASSESS through its ExWeb portal. The ed.LEARN system gives advisers studying for CII exams additional revision material and ASSESS offers training and […]

Criticism focus is on WP rather than cash destroyers

With-profits policies have come in for much greater scrutiny and criticism than other types of product that have wiped out investors&#39 savings, according to Liverpool Victoria&#39s head of distribution Rye Mills. Mills said that products such as split-capital investment trusts and structured products have not had the same scrutiny despite the fact that many investors […]

Royal London says realistic regime confirms its strength

Royal London claims the new realistic reporting regime, which it says caused Standard Life&#39s woes, has confirmed its own financial strength. The mutual says it has a realistic surplus of £1bn. This compares with Standard Life, whose annual results showed it has £4.6bn in surplus capital. Standard Life has £31bn in its with-profits fund and […]

McCarthy hits out at EU gender directive

FSA chairman Callum McCarthy has today spoken out against an EU directive on equal treatment of men and women, saying it is likely to hinder the development of an efficient insurance market. McCarthy has stood behind the industry, which has long rallied against the directive, saying the equal treatment directive “runs counter to good sense” […]

Bonds going bust? Not so fast….

In recent months bond bears have been reinvigorated, and market commentary suggesting “the end of the bond (bull) market is near” has become commonplace. We think these comments are premature. Explaining the global government bond sell-off October has seen renewed pressure on global government bonds, initially provoked by a Bloomberg article suggesting that the ECB […]


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