11 November 2010
John Greenwood says state pension reforms increase argument for contracting out for the last two years it is possible to do so.
Fishburns’ Harriet Quiney, who won the recent High Court FOS case on behalf of her IFA client, explains why the decision creates important clarity for all.
Nic Cicutti says Aifa should forget the forlorn attempts to stop the RDR clock.
A strong and stable compensation scheme must be based on fair and reasonable levies.
IFP chief executive Nick Cann discusses the challenges of engaging consumers in the advice process.
Phil Jeynes says there remains a need for a specific protection exam as product knowledge and advice standards can be woefully inadequate.
Investec Bank says interest rates are “unacceptably low”.
National Association of Pension Funds chief executive Joanne Segars believes the Government state pension reforms are affordable and are likely to follow a blueprint she helped draw up with Steve Webb.
Trade body holds crisis talks with the US State Department and the Internal Revenue Service after it emerged data protection legislation will prevent UK providers from complying with complex US disclosure rules.
An adviser claims that Barclays is using delaying tactics to prevent significant lump sum investments moving away from the bank.
The FSA’s Regulatory Decisions Committee has overturned the regulator’s decision to deny reauthorisation to a former Park Row adviser.
Invesco Perpetual European equity product director Luke Stellini says the investment debate has moved on.
Webb says “one size fits all” model does not exist.
Full details of last week’s FSCS judical review in Birmingham High Court.
Industry warns the FSA’s lack of clarity on capital adequacy requirements is creating an air of uncertainty.
Hargreaves Lansdown has hit out at Bestinvest over its spot the dog report that labelled Jupiter as the biggest provider of dog funds.
IFAs have been warned that their online visibility is decreasing at the same time as more consumers are using the internet to search for financial advice.
Geoff Towers, the man credited with building Standard Life’s platform business, is now exploring where Legal & General could fit into “the new wave” of the platform market.
Legal & General managing director of platform and distribution Geoff Towers says the provider is not ruling out any options as it looks to develop its wrap strategy.
Isle of Man pension provider is writing to HM Revenue & Customs for clarification regarding changes to the island’s tax rules.
Tata secures the 10-year deal, plus State Street Corporation wins fund administration contract.
Tom Selby talks to Aegon chief executive Otto Thoresen about the firm’s ambitions, with the at-retirement market posing a multi-billion-pound opportunity.
“Oh my god John, you are gorgeous.”
The Lang Cat sets its sights on platform providers and IFAs.
Aegon’s distribution arms make a £1m profit for Q3 compared to recent heavy losses.
Advisers must ensure ERI does not exceed 5 per cent of scheme assets.
Forget the mid-term elections and the $600bn QE2 frenzy, the real investment news in the US is to focus on figuring out the fundamentals where savage corporate cost-cutting has brought a suprisingly swift return to high earnings ofr many firms.
Former Edward Jones clients transferring away from Towry have not received Newton higher-income fund dividends for over two months.
Shepherd says product could help plug £400bn energy investment gap
Industry experts point to the fact six-month wake-up packs have yet to be amended as evidence the Government will delay the introduction of its annuity drawdown reforms.
The raging global currency war has created uncertainty about investment opportunities and about which areas will be hurt the most.