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Towers Perrin appoints Frank Russell

Management consultants Towers Perrin will outsource asset management to investment services firm Frank Russell Company&#39s manager of manager services for its pension plan clients in the UK.

The strategic alliance passes responsibility for active asset manager selection to Russell, who will be fully responsible for delivering investment performance, while Towers Perrin will focus on strategic financial management and asset allocation.


Amas sees surge in IFAs buying and selling

IFA merger, sales and acquisition specialist Amas is reporting a surge in interest from IFAs wanting to buy or sell businesses.Last week, the number of hits on the company&#39s website quadrupled from the previous week and the company attracted five new sellers and three new buyers in one morning alone.Amas says its site usually gets […]

New flexible fixed rates from Yorkshire BS

Yorkshire Building Society is this week launching two new flexible fixed rate mortgages.The loans, which are available up to 95 per cent loan to value, offer borrowers a choice of a two-year fixed rate from 4.49 per cent or a five-year fixed rate from 5.24 per cent.At the end of the fixed rate period both […]

Royal London and Mortgage 2000 link up

Royal London has chosen sourcing company Mortgage 2000 to provide an online electronic trading platform for its tied salesforce advisers as part of a strategy to offer a full range of financial products. This follows a pilot of the service in London since April. Mortgage 2000 will offer sourcing and illustration facilities and an electronic […]

Here comes the backlash

Last week my chairman told me I would have to work until I am 90. He was making this rather alarming judgement on the back of the Sandler and Pickering reports – the reports that were supposed to allay our fears over the ever deepening “pension crisis”.Rather than providing solutions, it seems the reports have […]

Trusts and Taxations

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