GMAC-RFC managing director for sales and marketing Godfrey Blight has become the new chairman for IMLA, the association announced today.Current chairman Guy Batchelor – sales & marketing director at Lehman Brothers – will become deputy chairman. Nationwide specialist lending director Paul Howard and GE Money Home Lending chief executive officer Colin Shave both have been […]
I had to do a triple take on your report that among the top three things Patrick Gale will miss about working at Sesame are the FSA and the pressure of handling regulatory changes. (It is mildly interesting to speculate on what the third thing might be – the money perhaps?) The reason for my […]
Too little attention in the RDR debate has been focused on the consumer. Ultimately, there is a need to look back at the RDR and its core objectives. There is a need to make sure that we get a better and not just different outcome from this review. There must be a recognition that consumers share responsibility. We, as IFAs, have a unique level of access to consumers’ wants and needs.
Income drawdown has become an attractive proposition. But adopting a ‘decumulation’ strategy also carries risks. What are the risks advisers need to be aware of? Read the decumulation challenge. Click here to read full article
Invesco has sealed a deal to acquire OppenheimerFunds as the firrm looks to break into the top 10 global investment managers. The deal will see OppenheimerFunds parent Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company sell the asset manager to Invesco, with MassMutual taking a 15.5 per cent stake in Invesco in return. Invesco will manage $1.2trn (£920bn) […]
Advice firm consolidator Newell Palmer has acquired midlands IFA Sense Wealth Management in a deal adding another £35m to its funds under management. The purchase is the 51st acquisition made by Newell Palmer since it began trading in 1993. The £35m is split between around 100 active clients from Sense, who will all transfer over […]
Three directors have been named to the board of the newly-launched Single Financial Guidance Body. The Department for Work and Pensions has appointed former National Employment Savings Trust chief executive Tim Jones and Royal Bank of Scotland director for products Moray McDonald as non-executive directors. University of Bristol emeritus professor Elaine Kempson will also join the board. […]