Dan Vaughan is taking over as head of UK smaller companies at Threadneedle after the departure of Bill Barker to Pictet Asset Management.
Should protection be ring-fenced from the Retail Distribution Review? Lifesearch head of protection strategy Kevin Carr certainly thinks so.
Three UK mortgage firms are closing as the fallout from the US sub-prime crash spreads.Victoria Mortgages went into administration this week after being unable to secure funding lines.Lehman Brothers is closing its London Mortgage Company and Southern Pacific Personal Loans brands and withdrawing from the second-charge sector.Victoria Mortgages blames disruption in the capital markets for […]
Some say that any change is an illusion and that the Groundhog Day effect is more common than we realise.
Royal Liver’s chief executive likes to hit the heights in the Highlands when he is not busy taking the company back to the high ground of life and pension business with a tough modernisation programme which he believes puts the firm on course for continued success and he explains why the Royal marriage never made it to the altar. Interview by Will Henley
Over the past year, both conventional and inflation-linked gilts have generated returns in excess of 25 per cent. Meanwhile, inflation has only risen by between 1 per cent and 1.5 per cent. Click here: ILG webinar note 1016
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