News 25 Apr 18
Is there a new life policy consolidator on the block?
Companies struggling to cover long-term life policy payments could soon have another buyer in the market, following reports that British pensions specialist Clive Cowdery is setting up a fund to do just that.
News 9 Apr 18
Old Mutual Int’l to sue over structured product commission
Old Mutual International is taking legal action against Swiss-headquartered Leonteq Securities relating to false statements about the levels of commission paid to advisers on structured products, International Adviser can reveal.
Utmost to buy Aegon Ireland’s int’l investment bond business
The consolidator parent of Utmost Wealth Solutions has announced its intention to acquire the international investment bond business of Aegon Ireland – just days after the Irish operation was sold to another provider.
News 3 Apr 18
LCCG’s new UK life company goes live with first acquisition
The newly formed UK life insurer launched by Life Company Consolidation Group (LCCG) has completed the acquisition of the business of Reliance Mutual Insurance Society.
News 29 Mar 18
IFAs urged to ditch IoM life cos over commission disclosure
IFA firms should “wrest control” of their businesses from life companies based on the Isle of Man before the Conduct of Business Code comes into force, the director of Thames River International has argued. A move described by one industry source as “dodgy” and a “stain on the industry”.
Gallery 22 Mar 18
Three insights into unsettling pension freedoms data
The Financial Conduct Authority has released figures on pension freedoms that product providers have described as “concerning” and “do not make for comfortable reading”. International Adviser spoke to industry experts to get their thoughts on the data.
News 15 Mar 18
Is it the end for the traditional life insurance model?
Phoenix Group’s acquisition of Standard Life’s insurance arm is “testament to the current re-shaping of the UK life insurance industry” and the “break-up of traditional models”, the group’s chairman said.