Prudential director joins PRA

        Professional Adviser | 05 Sep 2014 | 12:40

        Prudential's director of UK and European insurance subsidiaries and head actuary has joined the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) as an independent member of the board.

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        Satisfaction guaranteed? Post-Budget pension pot investing

        The choice between drawdown and annuity purchase has been opened up by the Budget changes. Jenna Towler finds out how the retirement investment market might develop...

        Professional Adviser | 26 Aug 2014 | 12:36
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        Zurich recovers from bond business drop

        Insurer Zurich UK Life has recovered after taking a hit in its bond business last year, posting a 10% rise in operating profits in the first half of the year.

        Professional Adviser | 07 Aug 2014 | 12:20

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      Zurich cuts initial platform charge in fee structure revamp

      Zurich has overhauled its platform fee structure and announced a cut in its initial investment charge for all clients.

      Professional Adviser | 10 Jul 2014 | 07:26

      Zurich: We'll have no part in platforms 'price war'

      Zurich is not interested in participating in a platform price "race to the bottom", its head of retail platform strategy has said.

      Professional Adviser | 04 Jul 2014 | 10:13

      Zurich: SMEs ‘taking a gamble' without key person cover

      Almost two thirds of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are at risk of a "severe impact" on their business by having no protection insurance for their owners and key employees, Zurich has warned.

      Professional Adviser | 03 Jun 2014 | 08:15
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      Zurich: FCA must investigate alternative long-stop ideas

      Insurer Zurich welcomed the regulator's pledge to re-open the long-stop debate but suggested it should be looking at more options than just a 15-year liability period.

      Professional Adviser | 28 May 2014 | 08:06

      Smoke and mirrors: Have firms done enough to comply with FCA inducement rules?

      The FCA gave firms fair warning over its provider/adviser inducement crackdown. The three-month lead in has now passed. Carmen Reichman finds out what, if anything, has changed…

      Professional Adviser | 07 May 2014 | 11:14

      Providers defiant over Osborne’s sweeping annuity reforms

      Many providers have welcomed the extra flexibility brought by George Osborne’s raft of retirement income reforms but the majority have cautioned about giving savers too much, too soon.

      IFAonline | 19 Mar 2014 | 16:32

      Zurich teams with Romer-Lee's Square Mile to launch fund service

      Zurich has launched a range of outcome focused funds for advisers using its retail platform, with Richard Romer-Lee's new consultancy Square Mile proving the underlying investment choices.

      IFAonline | 14 Mar 2014 | 11:42

      Independence on the block? Advisers question Old Mutual's promise to Intrinsic IFAs

      Old Mutual Wealth has pledged it will allow independent Intrinsic advisers to remain so following the fund manager's acquisition of the network, but advice firm directors predict it will dump them or force them to go restricted.

      IFAonline | 28 Feb 2014 | 13:45
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      Zurich Life's bond business hit by RDR

      Zurich Life has blamed a drop in its bond business on the impact of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) - as it reveals a 42% fall in operating profits.

      IFAonline | 13 Feb 2014 | 12:55

      Clampdown and clarity: Can the FCA annuity review deliver?

      With the FCA’s long-awaited annuity thematic review due to report this week, Carmen Reichman finds out what's on the industry's wishlist

      IFAonline | 13 Feb 2014 | 07:48
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      LTC initiatives to benefit mainly HNW consumers, Zurich

      New initiatives around funding long-term care will likely benefit only high-net worth consumers, while less wealthy people will still end up selling their homes to fund care, Zurich has suggested.

      IFAonline | 07 Feb 2014 | 07:20

      ISA investors willing to up risk to boost savings - research

      ISA investors are open to taking on more risk in order to increase their savings, research suggests.

      IFAonline | 06 Feb 2014 | 07:45

      Zurich critical illness policy payouts top £65m

      Insurer Zurich paid out on 94% of its critical illness policy claims last year, up from 90% in 2012, latest statistics show.  

      IFAonline | 30 Jan 2014 | 07:57

      Advisers must ask clients ‘positive' and ‘negative' questions to appease the FCA - Zurich

      Advisers have to probe clients with both ‘positive' and ‘negative' questions to meet the regulator's expectations about assessing attitude to risk, according to Zurich strategic partner specialist Andy Woollon.

      IFAonline | 28 Jan 2014 | 12:24
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      Update: Zurich announces launch of Horizon Investment Solutions

      Insurer Zurich is launching Zurich Horizon Investment Solutions, a new investment proposition comprising a range of risk profiled funds managed by Threadneedle Investments.

      IFAonline | 27 Jan 2014 | 07:33
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      Zurich plans UK fund management proposition

      IFAonline sister title Investment Week understands insurer Zurich UK has approached a number of asset managers with plans to create a fund management business in the UK.

      IFAonline | 24 Jan 2014 | 15:26

      Spotlight on inducements: How much transparency is enough?

      The FCA has made it clear that shady deals creating favourable treatment between advisers and providers are not acceptable. But, Carmen Reichman asks, should it be asking for greater transparency?

      IFAonline | 23 Jan 2014 | 11:34



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