Much has been reported in recent months about the debate between the old networks versus the direct route. Big-hitting executives from multiple camps praising the merits of their organisations usually after another casualty declares a catastrophic failing.
Building on its fixed income strength* Henderson Global Investors is set to launch the offshore Henderson Horizon Euro High Yield Bond Fund in the fourth quarter of this year. It will be managed by fixed income duo Stephen Thariyan and Chris Bullock, the managers of the €680 million** Henderson Horizon Euro Corporate Bond Fund.
Protection specialist LV= will switch its protection business to gender neutral rates on 1 December 2012, and is offering advisers a ‘G Day Guarantee’ ahead of the gender directive coming into force on 21 December 2012.
MetLife is continuing its commitment to supporting advisers in developing their businesses with plans for six IFA events run by behavioural finance guru Joe Jordan.
Technology and employer flexibility are at the heart of Scottish Widows new auto enrolment solution which was unveiled today.
The new AssistMe platform will help employers of all sizes meet their auto enrolment obligations which come into affect in just a couple of weeks time for the UK’s largest employers and will be rolled out to almost all UK employers over the next five years.
The main features of the new solution include:
Legal & General annouces individual protection gender response team in the countdown to the EU gender directive
The new team within the Individual Protection business will proactively contact advisers, their clients and third parties to help gather evidence to complete applications as quickly as possible, helping to secure gender specific premiums. This will be great news for advisers and customers who will be keen to get the best possible premiums before the deadline. Legal & General will work with advisers to ensure they make the most of the online quote and apply system OLP Connect (OLPC). 78% of applications on OLPC receive an immediate decision using the interactive route. Continue reading “Legal & General annouces individual protection gender response team in the countdown to the EU gender directive” »
With the staging date for larger employers just around the corner on 1 October, Standard Life has found that almost three fifths (59%) of employees who don’t currently have a pension are still not aware of auto-enrolment, but over half (55%) are keen to find out more about it.