22 April 2010
Full details from court of the £12m fraud trial of ex-Burns Anderson adviser Grahame Whitehead.
“Of all the issues that cause debate in the retail distribution review, the most contentious is qualifications.”
A group of former Park Row advisers has set up a fighting fund to launch legal action against the firm.
James Smith spends 10 minutes talking to Ignis head of US equities Terry Ewing.
“It isn’t often that I confess to any sins, so please take note when I tell you this - there are times when I can be incredibly callow.”
April may be the cruellest month, says Henderson’s Bill McQuaker, but he says it is also seems to be the month when investor sentiment is at its most optimistic.
Paul Farrow says the Tories should improve the regulatory system, not dismantle it.
“Emerging markets may have emerged in many investors’ minds but the debt of these countries still retains the perception of being high risk.”
Brian Tora says where now is the difficult question facing investors.
Steve Bee says a lack of clarity poses problems for pension reforms.
Former PFS president Rob Reid hits out at new Aifa qualification.
Aifa director general Chris Cummings explains why he is calling for fundamental reform of FSA funding.
Rob Clifford expects to see upheaval across the mortgage sector regardless of which party gets into power.
The ’slash and burn approach’ to investment in Scotland is massively irresponsible on the part of the London parties, says the SNP’s Stewart Hosie.
Standard Life, Aegon, Aviva and Friends Provident have bolstered their collective stake in Tenet Group.
MGM Advantage chief executive Chris Evans is predicting that other mutuals will follow the company’s lead and launch flexible annuity products.
The Serious Fraud Office has initiated yet another couple of turns of the screw in relation to the Keydata saga.
Partnership has bought a 50 per cent stake in Sesame Bankhall Group’s retirement referral arm Gateway Specialist Advice Services.
MGM Advantage chief executive Chris Evans has admitted the firm may have had to close to new business if the FSA had not given its new asset-backed annuity the green light.
CMS Cameron McKenna associate Lindsay Concannon examines last week’s Money Marketing scoop on advisers paying rebates to employers.
Analysis by Which Network reveals Pink Home Loans saw the biggest net loss of appointed representatives during the first quarter of this year.
”What is the point of comparing BP with Shell? You have to compare them with Exxon, Total and other large integrated oil companies, regardless of location.”
Money Marketing takes a detailed look at what the three manifestos have to say regarding financial services and general economic issues.
“I have not been a great fan of property for some time. That said, I did feel we had pretty much reached the bottom of the market last year, so I do think it is worth considering.”