Jelf Employee Benefits assesses the areas that employers should be aware of when considering operating in Sierra Leone, including healthcare access, delivery and insurance provisions. This report draws on various sources to highlight specific considerations for this emerging jewel in West Africa.
Around 400 employers representing 200,000 members using Now: Pensions will be locked out of the auto-enrolment scheme’s systems for at least a month this Christmas while it switches administration providers. Earlier this year, the provider announced it would be replacing Equiniti Paymaster with JLT Employee Benefits for admin services. During the ‘blackout period’ between 19 […]
Claims management firm EMCAS has been fined £70,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office after hundreds of consumers complained about unsolicited marketing calls. The ICO says there were “serious” breaches of the privacy and electronic communications regulations, including repeated invasions of privacy and distress for consumers. EMCAS failed to ensure that third party introducers calling on […]
The Income Protection Task Force’s Seven Families campaign has launched today. Aimed at increasing awareness of the financial impact of long-term ill health or disability, the campaign is backed by some of the UK’s largest insurers and reinsurers. It will provide financial support for one year to families where the breadwinner is currently unable to […]
A former trader at Moore Capital Management has today pleaded guilty to insider dealing in a case brought by the FCA. Former senior execution trader Julian Rifat pleaded guilty to an indictment reflecting eight instances of insider dealing, which generated profits worth £250,000. Rifat is the third individual to plead guilty to insider dealing offences […]
Is this a birthday to be proud of for the investment industry? Since Mifid II came into force a year ago, industry figures have continued to debate whether it has fulfilled its goal of increasing transparency in the asset management industry. The objective of making financial markets “fair, transparent, efficient and integrated” is a sizeable […]
The FCA has given the former chief executive and sales director of failed life settlement bond company Keydata until 1 February to pay more than £75m in fines between them. The final notices published on the FCA’s website today bring to a close years of legal fighting between the company’s top executives and the regulator, […]
Star manager Nick Train has described much of the current global political climate as “horrible”, but has sounded an optimistic note about the prospects for equity investors in 2019 on the back of heightened corporate activity. In the January update for the flagship Lindsell Train Investment Trust, Train writes that while equities took a beating […]