Jelf Employee Benefits closely examines healthcare provision and challenges within Nigeria. This will be of particular interest to HR decision makers with employees based in Nigeria, and assesses the environment, risks, facilities and safeguards that are relevant to organisations that are actively deploying expatriate staff in this location.
Installing high-end computers in the homes of all your clients so they have 24/7 access to your advice may seem extreme. However, for one of financial services marketing firm Goldmine Media’s clients, it was an ideal solution. This was an adviser who wanted to demonstrate the value of his services. Goldmine Media founding owner Andrew Taylor […]
We all recognise the dilemma of knowing when is the best time to buy. Prices could fall, updated versions could be released, and procrastination invariably does not increase the price. This is not the case for life and critical illness, buying sooner is almost always the right answer and delaying is the wrong decision. This […]
IFA consolidator AFH Financial Group has acquired chartered financial planning firm Knight O’Byrne in a deal worth up to £1.2m. The deal to acquire the Cornwall-based advice firm will add £51m in assets under advice and takes AFH’s total assets to over £900m. Under the terms of the deal, AFH will pay an initial cash […]
I recently visited Woodford Investment Management’s new offices and spent time with Neil Woodford and his team of fund managers. For a fund manager who genuinely manages money with the long term in mind, it is a little absurd to dwell on short-term performance. Nonetheless, at the time of writing, it is pleasing to see the […]
The introduction of ground-breaking pension freedoms in April 2015 has created some uncertainty for employees and employers alike, and they are looking for help. With further changed announced in the summer Budget, employees really need help to understand how the changes affect them.
Benchmark Capital, owner of the Fusion platform, the Best Practice network and IFA Aspect8, has taken a 49 per cent stake in fund ratings group Rayner Spencer Mills Research. The deal is subject to regulatory approval. Benchmark Capital, in turn, previously sold a 65 per cent stake to Schroders, with the asset management company upping […]
Investment firm Octopus has launched a tech-focused restricted advice business aimed at new-to-advice customers. Octopus Wealth will offer restricted advice using a range of products and services from within Octopus Group and from elsewhere. It currently has two advisers and is run out of a separate office to the rest of the group. The group says […]
The Pensions Regulator has opened an investigation into a case of suspected pension fraud worth £18m. The regulator believes some 370 people have been scammed into moving their savings into eight supposedly illegitimate pension schemes. In a joint operation between TPR and Essex Police two residential addresses in Essex were searched last week. A business […]