27 May 2010
The world of equity release advisers is often isolated, so it is important that there are support structures in place says Bridgewater’s Peter Welch.
Artemis UK growth fund manager Tim Steer is planning to start shorting stocks in his £322m fund next month.
The pension age change has caused an unexpected problem says LV=’s Ray Chinn
Swip’s Simon Wood says commodities provide real benefits for a well constructed investment portfolio.
The FSA paid travel and accommodation costs to send two supervisors from Scotland on a TCF visit to a firm located just an hour’s tube journey from Canary Wharf.
Skills council looks to dodge Govt cuts and says scrapping QCDA would have no effect on RDR as exams are ofqual’s remit.
Phil Jeynes says advisers should tap into neglected areas of CI, such as child cover, to lift sales.
“Being a financial adviser means you share life events with people you may not have met before.”
“The general assumption is that smaller companies are domestically oriented and not a good place to invest - however, there are always two sides to every story.”
With Europe in the state it is, it would be a brave investor who stuck his neck out says Brian Tora.
In the second of a four-part series looking at financial advice around the world, Lee Jones speaks to an IFA business in South Africa.
George Osborne did the right thing last week. This is not a party political statement but a comment on what UK plc needs from those who lead it and their attitude to dealing with European regulation.
Standard Life has criticised the suggestion that Nest should use existing National Insurance systems to collect contributions as it would be “messy” and give Nest an advantage.
John Greenwood says a review of state pensions will no doubt spark a public row.
“The volatility of disparate countries relative to each other could quickly lead to a trend of portfolio churning as investors try to keep pace with the story of the year.”
Lloyds’ move to restrict interest-only lending could prompt similar action elsewhere.
First-time buyers are facing the dilemma of whether to choose a fixed rate or a tracker mortgage, says Email Mortgages’ Michael White.
Ian McKenna warns that all the focus on passing exams is detracting from what will most probably be the biggest threat to the survival of adviser firms - loss of income.
Nic Cicutti says the industry has a chance to put its arguments to the new coalition Government, although it remains to be seen whether they will be listened to.
Alan Lakey says FSA’s labelling of protection products is creating confusion.