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UBS axes Phillips & Drew brand

UBS ditched the 100-year old Phillips & Drew brand from its UK institutional fund management arm this week, in a move to unite its subsidiaries under one global brand.

P&D will now be renamed UBS Global Asset Management, with its new retail arm, set for launch in June, to run under the same name.


Demolition day?

Will the Financial Ombudsman Service&#39s recent ruling against dual pricing by Halifax, Nationwide and Abbey National destroy competition and product innovation in the mortgage market or do you support the ruling?Cherry: As a lender that from day one has had totally transparent interest rates tied to Libor, SPML welcomes the ombudsman&#39s ruling. Supporting the ruling […]

Aegon aims to be top 10 player in IFA market

Aegon Asset Management is revamping its retail fund business and product range in a bid to become a top 10 player in the IFA market in the next few years.The Dutch giant&#39s retail fund business will this week be split into five groups, including disc-retionary sales, advisory sales, IFA sales, contact management and product strategy.They […]

Zurich group chief exec steps down

Zurich group chief executive Rolf Huppi has announced he will step down and concentrate on his role as chairman of the board by mid-2002. Huppi joined Zurich Group in 1963 and became chief executive officer in 1991, before being elected chairman of the board in 1995. Zurich says his replacement will be announced at the […]

Inside edge – Andrew Bedford

Another depressing weekend for Leeds United, with a 0-0 draw with Charlton. What has caused the deterioration since the start of the year? Life goes on. It could be worse, I could support Leicester City. However, to less interesting but easier things such as CP121.There is no value in the term independent. Now, I bet […]

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In Focus — May 2015: private medical insurance market in Germany

Welcome to the latest edition of In Focus. In this issue, Jelf examines the private medical insurance market for employers with expatriate workforces in Germany. This includes the common challenges faced in sourcing appropriate coverage, along with a selection of available solutions. This will be of particular interest to HR/reward decision makers with employees based in Germany. It will assess the cultural norms, risks and backdrop that are relevant to organisations with expatriate staff in this location.


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