Prudential's Gerry Brown to retire after 40-year career

Prudential's Gerry Brown to retire after 40-year...

Prudential’s tax industry stalwart Gerry Brown has announced he will retire at the end of the month following a 40-year career in offshore financial services.

Published : 23, Sep 2016
Aegon sells Ukraine life business, exits market

Aegon sells Ukraine life business, exits market...

Aegon has agreed to sell its Ukrainian life business to local insurance firm TAS Group, a move that will see the Dutch insurer exit the market after less than four years.

Published : 23, Sep 2016
Singapore reports low sales of commission-free life policies

Singapore reports low sales of commission-free...

The number of people buying life insurance policies without commissions or financial advice in Singapore has been low since the product’s launch in April last year.

Published : 21, Sep 2016
Phoenix in 'advanced' talks to buy Abbey Life for £800m

Phoenix in 'advanced' talks to buy Abbey Life...

Closed book pension provider Phoenix Group has confirmed it is in “advanced” talks with Deutsche Bank about the acquisition of life company Abbey Life.

Published : 16, Sep 2016
Industry changing rules on UAE funds get official green light

Industry changing rules on UAE funds get official...

New mutual fund charges and regulations that could have a dramatic effect on the number of funds offered on international platforms and within life insurance wrappers have become law in the United Arab Emirates.

International Adviser Life Awards 2016 results

International Adviser Life Awards 2016 results...

The International Adviser International Life Awards 2016 were announced on Wednesday at London’s The Langham Hotel during a dinner held after our flagship life industry conference, the Fund Links Forum.

Published : 14, Sep 2016
Leading life execs predict growth markets of the future

Leading life execs predict growth markets of the...

Nearly 70% of international life company executives have named Latin America, Asia and the Middle East as the regions with the best opportunities for growth, according to a new poll conducted by International Adviser.

Published : 14, Sep 2016
Hansard Global: an unusual life company

Hansard Global: an unusual life company

Group chief executive Gordon Marr explains what makes Hansard Global unusual, how its new strategy is developing and the life firm’s plans for the future.

Published : 14, Sep 2016
Bradshaw leaves Old Mutual International

Bradshaw leaves Old Mutual International

Marcel Bradshaw, sales director for Old Mutual International (OMI), who led the company’s drive to expand its core markets in Hong Kong, Singapore, Latin America, South Africa and the Middle East, has resigned.

Published : 12, Sep 2016
Priips is a ‘monster with Hydra-like tendencies’, says Ailo

Priips is a ‘monster with Hydra-like tendencies’,...

A ‘first’ for the EU Parliament ECON Committee took place on 1 September, says Ailo's chief executive Alan Morgan-Moodie in an update on 'what next for Priips?'.

Published : 9, Sep 2016
Natalie Hall bids farewell to RL360°

Natalie Hall bids farewell to RL360°

The head of marketing and a director of international life company RL360°, Natalie Hall, has decided to leave the firm where she has spent 19 “very happy” years.

Published : 7, Sep 2016
Why in-specie life bond transfers are too often overlooked

Why in-specie life bond transfers are too often...

International portfolio bonds and in-specie transfers can be hugely beneficial to those who have worked abroad for multiple companies and have amassed a collection of international shareholdings, says Norrie Little, head of propositions for Hansard International.

Published : 6, Sep 2016
Major Sth African insurer targets international life markets

Major Sth African insurer targets international...

Provisca, the international distribution business launched in August by Nigel Watson and Bryan Low, has signed its first partnership agreement, opening up the products of South Africa’s third largest listed insurer to international markets.

Published : 5, Sep 2016
Canada Life lifts withdrawal ban on property funds

Canada Life lifts withdrawal ban on property funds...

Canada Life has lifted the suspension of redemptions on its commercial property life and pension funds, after its decision on 6 July to put a stop on withdrawals in reaction to the UK’s Brexit vote.

Published : 1, Sep 2016
Around 70% of Singaporeans are underinsured, says Prudential

Around 70% of Singaporeans are underinsured, says...

Around seven in 10 Singaporeans have not increased their life insurance cover in line with their rising income levels, leaving them at risk of being under-insured in the event of a crises, insurer Prudential has warned.

Published : 23, Aug 2016
Canada Life premiums jump 50% amid soaring fund sales

Canada Life premiums jump 50% amid soaring fund...

Canada Life's second quarter premiums rose by more than 50% compared to the previous year due to a surge in the sale of funds, figures from its parent company Great-West Life show.

Published : 22, Aug 2016
Under the spotlight: product review of RL360° Quantum

Under the spotlight: product review of RL360°...

In the first of a new series of three independent reviews of international life products, Brian O’Neill, consultant at Isle of Man-based actuary and consultancy firm Boal & Co, puts the spotlight on RL360°'s regular savings product called Quantum.

Published : 19, Aug 2016
Royal London posts strong growth as advisers help sales

Royal London posts strong growth as advisers help...

Royal London, the UK’s largest mutual life, pensions and investment company, has posted strong growth in its pension and protection business driven in large part by sales to customers introduced by financial advisers.

Published : 18, Aug 2016
South Korea’s largest life insurers report fall in profits

South Korea’s largest life insurers report fall...

South Korea's major life insurers reported lower profits for the first half of the year due to the prolonged rock-bottom interest rate environment and economic slowdown.

Published : 16, Aug 2016
Demand for income security sees MetLife’s AUM hit £5bn

Demand for income security sees MetLife’s AUM...

Strong demand from advisers for innovation in retirement and investment solutions has seen MetLife’s assets under management pass £5bn ($6.5bn, €5.8bn), the company said on Friday.

Published : 12, Aug 2016
Isle of Man hits out at ‘political’ EU blacklist of tax havens
Isle of Man hits out...

Isle of Man chief minister Allan Bell has questioned...

France, Germany and Italy fighting EU-wide ban on commission
France, Germany and Italy...

France, Germany and Italy are fighting against introducing...

International Adviser Best Practice Adviser Awards 2016 results
International Adviser...

The winners in International Adviser’s inaugural Best...

Guernsey regulator fines Louvre Fund and two directors
Guernsey regulator fines...

Guernsey-based Louvre Fund Services and two of its...

Advisers losing out due to customer experience not price
Advisers losing out due...

Advisers are losing business because they are failing...

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