1 April 2010
Fixed-level annuities may no longer be the best solution for today’s pensioners says MGM’s Aston Goody.
Aegon head of annuity sales Mark Cardy has been made redundant while annuity development manager Jeremy Haines is looking to be redeployed after his role was also axed.
Nic Cicutti says there must be better scope for borrowers to buy a home.
All the retail distribution review bluster detracts from the real issues
Aifa sounds the alarm over increase in adviser firms issued with section 166 notices.
Tests to include case study, role play and technical interview as part of an assessment day.
Premier Asset Management’s David Hambridge the once in a lifetime opportunity for huge corporate bond profits no longer exists.
Tony Bridgland says banning commission for IFAs is the wrong approach when a simple return to tried and tested practices could keep small firms in business and boost savings rates
Lifesearch’s Emma Prescott says insurers need to develop their systems with flexibility.
Aifa awaits legal opinion while Regulatory Legal looks to launch a Judical Review after FSCS refuses to back down over levy.
Gartmore chief executive officer Jeffrey Meyerhas confirmed reports that Guillaume Rambourg was suspended as he may have directedorders to buy and sell shares to favoured brokers, violating internal rules.
Hargreaves Lansdown has withdrawn the Gartmore European absolute return fund from its wealth 150 following the suspension of fund manager Guillaume Rambourg.
With the general election expected to be called today, we take a look at the IFAs and other financial services names looking to win Parliamentary seats.
Not before time, the FSA has decided to get tough with platform operators over the re-registration of assets on to other platforms.
“For the last six months I have been involved in a dreary correspondence with Lord Myners regarding the removal of the 15-year long-stop defence.”
The FSA plan for banning any payments between providers and platforms, including all rebates, has split the platform industry.
John Greenwood argues in defence of Nest’s recently announced charging structure.
Ian McKenna says the regulator must turn up the heat on platforms.
Schroders is looking at introducing a clean fee share class for its funds on platforms.
In the run-up to the general election, Money Marketing will hear from a number of politicians trying to convince you their policies are the best for the economy and your clients. First up, Lib Dem Shadow work and pensions secretary Steve Webb.
Aegon head of business regulation Steven Cameron says criticism of the proposed charging structure for Nest is missing the point.
Towry Law is confident it will meet the FSA’s criteria for independence, insisting it has the most comprehensive whole of market offering in the sector.