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IoM’s Boal & Co unveils ‘pension freedom’ product

By: Helen Burggraf | 24 Apr 2018

Boal & Co, the Isle of Man-based retirement products provider and administrator, has announced the launch of a new product it says is designed to enable IoM…

US investment industry, gov’t embark on ‘best interest’ debate

By: Helen Burggraf And Christopher Copper-Ind | 23 Apr 2018

Ever since the publication last Wednesday by Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Jay Clayton of a proposed overhaul of the way US financial advisers deliver advice to…

Jersey’s FSC consults on regulating defined benefit transfer advice

By: Helen Burggraf | 04 Apr 2018

The Jersey Financial Services Commission has unveiled a consultation on plans to begin regulating the  advice given by companies in the jurisdiction which advise on transfers out…

Momentum Pensions launches online SIPP portal

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 04 Apr 2018

Momentum Pensions today launched a new portal which enables advisers and their clients to submit SIPP applications online. By following a step-by-step guide, the portal claims to…

UK companies suspend pension transfer services in wake of FCA statement

By: Helen Burggraf | 03 Apr 2018

A number of major UK pension specialists have suspended, at least temporarily, their pension transfer services over the last few days, in the wake of a policy…

UK gov’t decides against ‘watering down’ advice requirement for ‘safeguarded’ benefits

By: Helen Burggraf | 27 Mar 2018

The UK government has today confirmed it will maintain a requirement that savers who are considering an overseas pension transfer that would see them giving up “safeguarded”…

STM posts 43% jump in pre-tax FY profit as business strategy shift pays off

By: Helen Burggraf | 27 Mar 2018

STM Group today posted a 43% jump in its pre-tax profit for the year to the end of December after its efforts to change its business model,…

UK’s Phoenix invests £27m in renewable energy project

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 26 Mar 2018

Phoenix Group today announced that it has completed a multi-million pound renewable energy investment deal. The UK’s largest consolidator of closed life and pension funds, has invested…

Comment: Final salary pension sign-offs: Does ‘advice’ enter into it?

By: Christopher Lean, Chartered Financial Planner, Aisa International | 21 Mar 2018

UK lawmakers and pension industry regulators are at last beginning to take a look at the process by which individuals with final salary pension schemes are able…

UK gov’t publishes defined benefit pensions white paper

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 19 Mar 2018

The department for work and pensions (DWP) today published its long-awaited white paper on safeguarding defined benefit schemes. Under the proposals, the Pensions Regulator will be given…

People Moves: Momentum Pensions, Heartwood IM, Enhance Group

By: International Investment Staff | 19 Mar 2018

Momentum Pensions Momentum Pensions has named Craig Cheyne to head up the UK arm of its business as managing director. Cheyne has been a director and group…

Fiduciary Rule decision creates uncertainty for US retirement advice industry

By: Helen Burggraf | 18 Mar 2018

A US federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that the Department of Labor had “overreached” its powers in its establishment of its so-called fiduciary rule – a…

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