29 July 2010
Simon Morris says there are risks in the CPMA becoming a consumer champion.
Rob Reid says that exams are the least imperfect option that IFAs have.
Origen managing director Stephen Greenstreet urges the Government to take radical action on public pensions.
Many thanks to everyone who took the time to respond to our recent online discussion about whether we should allow anonymous comments on our website.
Peter Hamilton asks what does the law understand negligence to mean and when does the law impose a liability on someone for their negligence?
Chris Gilchrist says advisers would give better investment advice if they knew more about history and less about statistics.
Nic Cicutti says that Chris Gilchrist is wrong to believe an adviser can separate their clients into two respective camps.
Regulator accused of being “asleep at the wheel”.
Barclays agrees to fast-track backlog of complaints after pensioners march on Parliament.
“I was beginning to build on the optimism emerging from last week’s experiences in the investment world when Ben Bernanke opened his mouth and sent markets into reverse.”
Kevin Carr Consulting managing director Kevin Carr has called for a protection trade body to be set up purely for protection advisers.
Public sector workers are currently unable to get a transfer value on their pension.
Aifa says 15-year rule is a first for the industry.
Peter Hargreaves calls on IFAs to boycott funds using performance fees, except in exceptional circumstances.
Hargreaves Lansdown chief executive says less than a dozen fund managers actually warrant a performance fee.
FSA’s interest-only proposals put IFAs at an advantage over mortgage brokers, experts suggest.
Sale of outsourced insurance services firm to Medicals Direct Group earlier this month was a pre-packed administration deal.
Our panel considers how lower house prices, bank refinancing and mutual sector reform could affect lending.
Miton’s James Sullivan says we have witnessed a return of volatility and investors are at risk of being whipsawed by the markets.
As well as providing more clarification, further challenges have been laid down in the FSA’s consultation paper 10/14 in considering professional standards.
No decision on surveyor who was accused of inflating the price of a property to obtain a £3m mortgage.
“The philosophy of GEC’s Trojan fund should protect you against the worst of any market falls.”