20 October 2011
John Lawson raises some questions over the transition to adviser charging.
Chris Gilchrist says many IFA “dinosaurs” are deluding themselves about what independence in a post-RDR world actually means.
Mark Dampier says the M&G inflation-linked corporate bond fund is ideal for those wanting to buy bonds but are worried about rising inflation.
Paul Hogarth says IFAs should see auto-enrolment as an opportunity that is too good to be missed.
The FSCS has a duty to try to reclaim as much money as possible that has been paid out on the behalf of levy-payers.
Nic Cicutti says pressure must be applied to many IFAs who believe they can just blag their clients in a post-RDR world.
Kira Nickerson says some advisers may steer clear of risk-rated funds and life company platforms to avoid accusations of price bias in a post-RDR world.
We all need guidance from someone.
The ABI has urged advisers to check if providers’ systems will be able to deliver their chosen method of adviser-charging.
Brett Davidson says it is “lunacy” for firms to set up adviser charging models that do not charge clients for initial meetings and reviews.
Experts agree the signs are not good that a second round of quantitative easing can throw the ailing mortgage market a lifeline.
Eden Financial has moved its £66.6m CF Eden global multi-strategy fund from the balanced to the cautious sector.
The recent market sell-off has hit all emerging markets but the growth story is still there
The FSA is running a programme of workshops and follow-up visits as part of its supervision of small firms.
The FSA says it does not understand why firms cannot offer clients free simple advice services after the RDR.
Amendment to the Pensions Bill reclassifies scheme pension as DB.
HMRC is redrafting its guidance on the tax treatment of Isas following the RDR.
SimplyBiz chairman Ken Davy says the RDR requirement for advisers to obtain a statement of professional standing every year is “ridiculous”.
Service has admitted it is difficult to track what happens to consumers after they use its online healthcheck service.
Centre for Policy Studies has attacked Nest’s cautious investment strategy as “the next misselling scandal”.
The OECD is set to outline proposals to encourage pension funds to bypass insurers and provide their own annuities to members.
Old Mutual has appointed Paul Feeney into a newly created role as chief executive officer of asset management.
Duo have backed proposals for a Parliamentary debate on the risks for people with small pension pots at retirement.
Insurers are concerned that the Government’s apparent determination to cap pension charges will damage the market for guaranteed products.
Advisers’ PI will skyrocket if insurers pay out for FSCS claims against Keydata distributors, according to Howden Insurance Brokers.
Positive Solutions is among the firms being pursued by the FSCS to recoup compensation paid to Keydata claimants.
Psigma Asset Management managing director Ian Chimes says he hopes to launch a global emerging market and an Asia equity fund.
Liability risk in employment tribunal ruling may rock the self-employed IFA model.
Vanguard claims that low-cost funds that charge extra for tactical rebalancing add little value for clients.
Xafinity is offering a low-cost, whole of market Sipp as part of its RDR offering.