Zurich has appointed David Etherington as chief growth officer to drive forward its expansion plans.
The Neptune Russia & Greater Russia fund is down sharply over recent months amid falls in the Russian market. Fund manager Robin Geffen has recently come back from visiting companies in Moscow and I have spoken to him on several occasions, so this is an opportune time to update you.
The former chairman of the FSA Howard Davies has urged the Government to take 10 – 20 per cent stakes in banks prevent them from having to be fully nationalised at a later stage
Jim Reeve chief executive officer, Positive Solutions
“Brown did well to put himself across as the man with the experience to bring back stability. What will be critical is to rebuild consumer confidence in the financial system and prevent money moving to Ireland.”
By Jamie Clark, Business Development Manager, Royal London Hot on the heels of consultations on tax relief and pension transfers and early-exit charges comes a new investigation into the advice gap, and how this can be bridged. Ever since the new pensions freedoms were introduced, concerns have been raised about how people can get access […]
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Scotland has introduced a new set of income tax bands, but pensions experts warn that the changes could cause issues with pension tax relief calculations. In the Scottish Budget today, the Government announced a new starter rate of 19p and then a 21p rate for those earning over £24,000. The higher rate of tax is […]
The scramble to do as many defined benefit transfers as possible while values remain high is unabated, and I am constantly amazed at how some firms have thrown caution to the wind in the hunt for their share of this – admittedly lucrative – opportunity. The problem is that advisers are putting their profits before […]
The FCA working group tasked with setting a template for fund charge disclosure is considering whether one or multiple templates would be more suitable. The institutional disclosure working group, chaired by transparency champion Chris Sier, has been tasked with creating a new template for fund costs and charges following the package of remedies outlined in […]