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.
O&M Pension Solutions has changed its systems ahead of an October deadline to help advisers meet new regulations around transfer value analysis reports. From 1 October, the FCA’s new rules mean transfer value analysis reports will be replaced by a combination of a “transfer value comparator” and an “appropriate pension transfer analysis” The transfer value comparator is […]
deVere Group’s subsidiary UK Workplace Solutions has had regulatory approval to acquire WPS Advisory, which used to trade as Priscum Direct. UK Workplace Solutions was granted the approval notice from the FCA and will merge WPS under its own brand. deVere Group chief executive Nigel Green says WPS Advisory will focus on people facing “tough […]
If you agree with the premise that funds with high charges generally underperform those with low charges, then you must also agree a portfolio that accrues high costs will generally underperform one with lower costs. And if you accept this, the obvious conclusion is to hack away anything that increases that cost. Switching from higher-priced […]