News 16 Mar 18
PEOPLE MOVES: S Africa taxman, Fidelity Int’l, Charles Stanley
Allegations of money laundering and corruption have brought down the chief of the South Africa Revenue Services’ business and individual tax division. Senior changes at Fidelity International put a new face in charge of its continental European business, while Charles Stanley is targeting improved intermediary relationships with two hires.
News 16 Mar 18
OMI keeps distribution deal as Old Mutual exits LatAm
South Africa-headquartered Old Mutual is selling all of its businesses in Latin America to a Singapore-based firm but has confirmed that Old Mutual International will continue its long-standing relationship with regional distributor Aiva.
IFAs among 24 firms UK compensation scheme declares in default
Three advisory firms, along with 21 other financial businesses, were declared in default by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in February.
DB transfers will ‘come to a head’ when stock market falls
When markets fall, consumers who have transferred out of a defined benefit (DB) scheme and started accessing their pots could potentially face a crisis in their retirement, a director from advice firm Tuto Associates has argued.
News 15 Mar 18
Old Mutual Wealth ready to list as profit soars 40%
Old Mutual Wealth is now ready to list as Quilter, with its annual results showing the company’s pre-tax profits rose by 40% in 2017, driven by “unusually high” performance fees.
Will investors stick with ‘cash cow’ M&G?
Prudential’s decision to spin-off and float its UK asset management and savings arm was met with widespread approval from investors. But how many of them will continue to invest in the life insurer’s “neglected” business when it lists?