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Top experts for our Pensions Summit

Money Marketing is setting up The Pensions Summit to be held at the prestigious Celtic Manor early in the new year.

The Pensions Summit will bring together the top distributors of pensions with the major product providers. Money Marketing is lining up major commentators and industry experts to deliver a programme of the highest quality. The aim of the summit is to give the industry a chance to explore opportunities in the market after A-Day. Topics will include Sipps, A-Day readiness and the future of annuities. Delegate attendance is by invitation only. Product providers wanting to take part should contact Nick Collard or Patrick Ponsford on 0207 943 8000.


DTI puts cork in wine racket

Three directors of two vintage wine companies who ripped off customers with bogus investments have been banned by the High Court from being company directors following a successful prosecution by the Department of Trade and Industry. Liquid Acquisitions Lim- ited directors Andrew Michael Dunne and Thomas Sloan of Bromley, Kent have been disqualified for 10 […]

Route 2 goes into administration

Shamed former Royal Liver sales manager Chris Large’s new firm has gone into administration following what is understood to be regulatory problems with the FSA. Macclesfield-based Route 2 Solutions went into administration on July 18 after moving into its “prestigious new offices” only five weeks earlier. Director Chris Large was sacked from Royal Liver after […]

Aifa seeks researcher to compile files in retrospection fight

Aifa is looking for a research firm to help in an initiative designed to protect IFAs against retrospective action by the FSA and Financial Ombuds- man Service. The Stakes in the Ground project aims to create a universally-accepted source of evidence of current regulatory standards and accepted practices to inform FSA and FOS rulings. Director […]

Winterthur pension business booming

Winterthur Life is bullish on the life and pension market after seeing a 48 per cent surge in new insured pension business in the second quarter. Overall new pension business was up by 40 per cent in the first half of this year to 79.2m from 56.6m in 2004 on an APE basis. Single-premium personal […]

Natixis video: Making smarter use of asset classes

Content supplied by Natixis Global Asset Management This video from Natixis Global Asset Management focuses on Active Share. One strategy for the smarter use of equity investments is ensuring you get what you pay for. According to the company, looking at Active Share can give you a better perspective on where performance comes from. Active […]


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