Newsmakers: 7IM founder on launching new venture at 65

Justin Urquhart Stewart, one of the founders of platform 7IM and a well known TV and radio financial commentator familiar onscreen for his red braces, retired recently from 7IM. But instead of hanging up his boots at 65 he has thrown his weight behind a new SME investment start up called Regionally where he is chairman. Financial Planning Today editor Kevin O’Donnell interviewed him via video call about the new business and its plans.

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James Hay hires new CEO as Conway exits

Platform and SIPP firm James Hay has appointed former LV= group CEO Richard Rowney as its new chief executive to replace Alastair Conway.

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Standard Life wrap increases control for Planners

Standard Life has added a number of new services on its wrap platform to support Financial Planners and improve the experience of their clients following feedback from advisers.

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Aegon UK profits rise 17% as platform rebounds

Aegon’s UK profits rose to £71m for the first half of 2020, driven by higher fee income from a growth in platform assets and improved protection earnings.

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