Standard & Poor’s has cut Skandia’s insurance rating from A to A- following the announcement that Old Mutual’s offer is now termed unconditional.
A week of resignations, retirements and appointments at the FSA has seen former journalist John Murray take the helm of the regulator’s communication team. The appointment of Murray as communications director came in a week that also saw the departure of three lead- ing members of the regula- tory body. Murray’s role is newly created […]
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The Association of International Life Offices is launching a brochure to help UK advisers better understand offshore investment bonds and why they might be suitable for their clients.
The Pensions Regulators new statutory funding objective must be flexible and pragmatic enough to reflect the long term nature of pension scheme funding according to the National Association of Pension Funds .In its response to the Pensions Regulators consultation on scheme funding, the NAPF says the objective will be a major factor as to whether […]
Stan Russell, head of pensions business development, examines why advisers should be talking to their clients about DB-to-DC transfers, and the factors that need to be considered. Read more
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Things are moving fast over at the newly merged Standard Life Aberdeen. The very first results for the combined company hit the wires this morning and, finally, a clear strategic direction is emerging. Overall, there were net outflows. Not a great start, particularly given Scottish Widows’ parent Lloyds’ decision to pull its £109bn mandate earlier […]
Providers looking to re-brand must carefully consider those buying the products and the advisers who have to explain them I started my working life at Hill Samuel Life Assurance Ltd. As company names go, it was not the most exciting and we were occasionally confused with H Samuel the jeweller, but at least it said […]
Standard Life Aberdeen has reported outflows of £31bn in its full year results, six months after the mega merger at the Scottish fund houses completed. In August 2017, Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management joined forces to become Standard Life Aberdeen, a giant global asset management powerhouse running £655bn assets. In its full year results, […]