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UK roundup: L&G buys pension pot consolidator in ‘dashboard’ move

first_imgLegal & General Retail Retirement has acquired a 100% stake in Finovation Limited, a company specialising in pension pot tracing and consolidation.L&G this morning said the acquisition of Finovation, which trades as MyFutureNow, would support its defined contribution (DC) and retail retirement businesses by enabling it to provide customers with a view of their pension and retirement savings, including individual pots, workplace savings and their underlying investment assets.The acquisition comes a few months after the UK government presented the framework for its own initiative on pensions “dashboards” – digital tools intended to give individuals an overview of all their pension savings in one place.Chris Knight, CEO of Legal & General Retail Retirement, said L&G fully supported the government’s pension dashboard initiative, “but the reality is that it may be years before full coverage is realised”. According to a statement from L&G, MyFutureNow uses basic personal data and employment details plus “provider knowledge” to trace pension pots and provide updated details to customers. It could be used as a tracing service or as a way of creating a single ‘dashboard’ view of an individual’s pension savings portfolio.Emma Byron, managing director, Legal & General Retail Retirement Income, said L&G intended to make the new platform available through its DC business in the fourth quarter of this year, before launching it directly to consumers through its Retirement Income business in the first quarter of 2020.L&G said it would offer the MyFutureNow platform to its customers of retirement age but that it could also offer the service to working age customers. LGPS Central turns to KAS Bank for cost transparency assistanceLGPS Central, one of the UK’s eight local authority asset pools, will be using KAS Bank to help it with collecting and reporting cost information. The pooling vehicle will use KAS Bank to help it with collecting cost information across its range of investment mandates for pooled assets and those employed by its partner funds, according to a statement. A cost report to be generated by KAS Bank would be accessible to the LGPS Central team as well as its partner funds.The integrity and security of the cost data would be an important area of focus.Mike Weston, chief executive at LGPS Central Limited, said: “We are committed to being as transparent as possible about investment costs with our clients. We’re delighted to be working with KAS BANK and are looking forward to shining even more light on costs – one of the key benefits of the pooling process.”LGPS Central is the pooling vehicle for nine Midlands-based local government pension scheme (LGPS) pension funds with around £45bn (€48.6bn) of assets between them. LGPS Central is currently responsible for managing around £20bn of the assets.last_img read more

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CAS orders Sevilla to pay Nancy slice of Lenglet transfer

first_img Loading… The Ligue 2 club released a statement saying on April 14, CAS upheld a decision by FIFA last July, which ordered Sevilla to pay part of the original fee plus interest and costs.When they sold 24-year-old Lenglet to Sevilla for 5 million euros in January 2017, Nancy negotiated a sell-on clause for 12 per cent of any transfer profit.The second tier outfit’s statement explained that when the France defender moved to Barca in July 2018 for a fee of “more than 35 million euros”, Sevilla argued that because Lenglet had activated a release clause he had not been sold but released.Clement Lenglet’s former clubs have been fighting over the fee that took him to BarcelonaRead Also: Serie A: Rugani, Matuidi free from coronavirusBut CAS, like FIFA, “considered that Sevilla FC could not use this release clause as an excuse to avoid its obligation to pay.”Nancy, who have a budget of around 15 million euros this season and were 12th in Ligue 2 when the season was interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, said Sevilla had 45 days to pay.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Sevilla have been ordered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to pay Nancy 3.7 million euros ($4.04 million) from the transfer of Clement Lenglet to Barcelona, the French club said on Wednesday.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Real-life Robots That Will Make You Think The Future Is NowWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became Close7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterIt Might Be Quentin Tarantino’s Last Movielast_img read more

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Bob Lafary, 65

first_imgRobert E. Lafary, Jr., 65, of Versailles passed away at 11:50pm, Saturday, April 29, 2017 at his home. He was born at the Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville on October 29, 1951 the son of Robert and Donna Jo Bonfer Lafary. He was married to Kris Ford on March 24, 1990 and she survives. Other survivors include his mother Donna Jo Lafary of Versailles; one son Rob Lafary of Versailles; two daughters Amy Jo Lafary of Champaign, Illinois, and Faith Renee Lafary of Versailles; one sister Lisa (Butch) Allee of Versailles;  nephews Dustin and Dane Allee, his niece Shannon (Allee) Benham and his great-nieces Emma, Allee, Ella, and Ava. He is also survived by numerous individuals who considered him a father figure or simply referred to him as “Uncle Bobby.” Mr. Lafary was a 1969 graduate of South Ripley High School and a 1971 graduate of Northwood University. Bob spent his career as a professional musician and more specifically a professional drummer. He founded his first band the Steppin Stones as a teenager and in recent years headed the Bob Lafary Trio, playing several venues in the tri-state area. Away from music, he previously managed numerous hotels and restaurants throughout Southern Indiana, is a former employee and coach in the South Ripley Community School Corporation and was a licensed IHSAA baseball and softball umpire. Bob was an inductee of the Southeast Indiana Musicians Hall of Fame and he also attended the Versailles Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 4th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Mike Cantrell officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the South Ripley Music Boosters to aid in their goal of purchasing new drums for the band or the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

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Ryan Norton thrives in simplified role of kickoff specialist

first_imgWhen Syracuse hosted Wake Forest on Sept. 12, Syracuse had seven kickoffs. Five of them were too deep in the end zone for the Demon Deacons to attempt a return. Of the first 33 kickoffs Norton had this season, 17 — more than half — went for touchbacks.“It’s kind of more natural for me to do kickoffs,” Norton said. “Since I started kicking when I was younger, (kickoffs) came more easily for me.”Norton, a senior who is 17-of-38 on touchbacks this season, has traded spots as a kickoff specialist and a field goal specialist during his time at Syracuse. When incumbent kicker Ross Krautman missed most of the 2013 season, Norton made 10 of his 15 field goal attempts at a position he didn’t expect to compete in. He came in as the field goal starter in 2014 before being unseated by freshman kicker Cole Murphy four games in.Now, Norton is back focusing solely on the position he feels most comfortable with. His leg is the strongest on the team but far from the most accurate. It’s what’s kept him from holding the field goal job down, but what’s also allowed him to thrive this season as a reliable kickoff specialist.“Ryan came in here with a strong leg, and he knew that there was a good chance that that could be his role coming into the season,” special teams coordinator Tim Daoust said. “That’s what he had done for us in the past and he’s back to his form from a couple years ago.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDaoust said Norton and Murphy came into training camp in competition for both facets of the kicking game, and the two separated from each other at each position. Still, they both work on the other’s craft at every practice.Murphy said the two critique each other at the other’s position. While the primary focus, Murphy said, is improving his own game, the two also make an effort to give each other pointers.“There’s a lot of the same things over and over,” Murphy said. “A lot of it’s mainly just keep your eyes back, swing straight through the ball, swing your target. Attack your plant foot. Don’t swing around, things like that. It’s little things.”In the training room, Norton said sometimes there are things he wants to fix or areas he wants to get stronger in. While others might be lifting weights, Norton will be doing one-legged squats, jumping, or working on other explosive leg movements. It’s important to have a strong core and lower body if you’re a kicker, Murphy said.Norton visualizes his kicks before they come. He tells himself that he knows he can do it. It’s what he works on all week for.When Syracuse played Pittsburgh on Saturday, Norton was instructed to kick it short with 25 seconds left in the first half. He didn’t place the ball where he wanted, and was eventually called for a late hit on a tackle to end the play.“You kick yourself,” Norton said of the mistake that eventually cost SU three points in a 23-20 loss.In his job, there’s only so many chances to execute. And in his job, there’s only so many definitions of success. For almost all of 2015, Norton has done the job that’s been asked of him.“At this level, everybody’s got a guy back there that can be a game changer,” Daoust said. “He’s at a much higher percentage than he’s had in the past … I know he’s doing a nice job with that.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 30, 2015 at 1:49 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3last_img read more

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AL-SMITH: Prez Mahama’s attempts to save face with Dzamefe too little, too late

first_imgJoy Sports’ Gary Al-Smith was on the Super Morning Show on Thursday morning to give the latest insight on the Justice Dzamefe Commission which was put together to investigate happenings that led to Ghana’s fiasco at the last World Cup. —-Sources at the Presidency tell Joy FM that the Commission’s report will be finally received next week, together with that of the Sole Commissioner’s report as well.This is three months after the commission finished work in December and a month after the commission last wrote to the Presidency, asking for time to get an audience with President Mahama to submit their report. Why was the Dzamefe Commission report delayed?Officially, because of the change of the Chief of Staff – that’s the official reason. However, political watchers say a more accurate response is due to a lack of political will.In my opinion, the President has not taken the commission seriously. Months after the commission started its work, I can tell you that the President had not even spoken to the lead commissioner, which is very abnormal.Also, sources say that months into commission’s work, basic things like per diems and other needs hadn’t been paid. This was really unfortunate.Why the President has not been proactive on the commission has been baffling, because it is not like anyone will be punished. Remember, the Commission of Inquiry was only an inquisitorial body, not prosecutorial or adversarial – it was not meant to punish anyone. This failure to receive the report on time has been a huge political opportunity missed, although the Presidency may not admit it. That’s because he could have taken the commission’s report at the start of the year and made a strong political statement with it.  And also, why didn’t the President mention it in his State of the Nation’s address? That would have got him at least three points!But it’s clear he did not want to ruffle the Afcon 2015 campaign and after the team reached the final, it was again clear the Commission’s work was always going to be redundant, which is sad.Whoever advises the President on these sporting issues, I am strongly of the opinion that they got it wrong – again. It is true that for democracy to function properly, we need commissions to learn from our mistakes, but these are costly to the taxpayer and so if the Presidency wastes time in implementation, we have to ask questions about such waste of time. Not just time, but cost as well. A few sources at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation say about 80,000 cedis went down the drain because of loss of advertising revenue. Imagine what such an amount could have done.Bottom line is this: the President failed to milk this great opportunity to tell Ghanaians that he is a man who finishes what he starts.–Gary is with the Joy Sports team and was speaking on the Super Morning Show with Nhyira Addo.last_img read more

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