15 September 2011
Direct Life & Pensions’s Neil McCarthy looks at ways CI cover could be restructured.
F&TRC director looks at new apps aimed at the protection market.
Latest from the LibDem conference in Birmingham from Cicero Consulting.
Hargreaves Lansdown head of research assesses the arguments for and against the asset class.
Bargain-hunter is turned off Ivan Massow’s trail commission firm.
Andrew Megson says urgent action is required to deal with smaller pots.
Scottish Widows Ian Naismith says high earning public sector workers will have to carefully consider options.
Lifesearch head says FSA should focus on FOS caseload when assessing enforcement priorities.
Dennis Hall has life companies never fail to astound him.
The director general of the CML is ready to grapple with the FSA’s mortgage market review, the European loan directive and the property market.
Aifa has voiced concerns that the FOS plans to name and shame financial firms when publishing ombudsman decisions could make them a target for claim management firms.
ATP has confirmed plans for a multi-employer trust-based pension scheme to rival Nest ahead of automatic enrolment.
Axa Wealth chief executive Mike Kellard has warned that not enough is being done to make consumers aware of how financial advice will change after the RDR.
The CII is calling for the Financial Conduct Authority to take chartered status into account when judging the culture of firms.
Dennehy Weller managing director Brian Dennehy has warned investors to steer clear of strategic bond funds with large high-yield bond exposure.
Multi-asset fund manager Mark Harris looking at absolute return multi-strategy fund and growth fund.
Paras Anand, F&C Investments’ head of Continental European and Pan European equities teams, is to join Fidelity.
An adviser has raised concerns about a Friends Life mailing to Axa Sun Life customers asking for confirmation of the status of their relationship with their IFA.
Government-funded body published scathing report on IFAs despite FSA concerns about the sample size.
HMRC has changed its stance on VAT under adviser-charging, saying liability will be based on the intention of the service when advice is originally arranged.
An adviser has hit out at Barclays Wealth after it wrote directly to a client asking for maturity instructions for a structured product.
TM Darwin founder David Jane has doubled his gold exposure in the £4m multi-asset fund during the market volatility in August.
JPM has launched a multi-asset fund investing in emerging market equities and bonds.
Recent hysterical Consumer Focus “pension churning” report and Ivan Massow’s new business plan have put the issue of trail commission firmly into the public gaze.
New Zealand Qrops provider Super Trustee Fund has written to the New Zealand government calling for it to scrap proposals which it claims could end the country’s Qrops market.
Poland makes it priority of the European Council to finalise position on the Investor Compensation Scheme directive by the end of the year.
Our panel discuss the need for plain English and the public’s mistrust of insurance due to claims being turned down.
Partnership has called on the Government, trade associations and financial advisers to urgently tackle concerns that the RDR will limit access to advice for people with small pension pots.
Neptune’s Paul Boughton to move to Mirabaud Investment management and Neptune head of institutional business Alistair Wilson also quits.
Paradigm Pensions director Steve Bee has launched an automatic enrolment and flexible benefits compliance product.
Williams de Broe executive director Colin Lewis has hinted that the firm may be rebranded following Investec Group’s acquisition of its parent group Evolution Securities.