29 September 2011
Bruce Wilson says there a massive opportunities for IFAs when auto-enrolment kicks in.
Alan Lakey calculates that closed book firms are paying out a lower percentage of claims.
Brian Tora says the price to be paid for years of over-consumption could be a lost decade of returns.
North is disappointed that guidance consultation offered no relaxation of the rules.
A look behind the scenes and around the fringes of this week’s conference.
The ABI needs to do more to help make sure consumers make the most of their pension pots.
Neil has taken on the role of speaking up for IFAs in the absense of other Aifa voices.
Ian McKenna looks at how big IFA firms are making use of technology to ensure they are RDR-ready ahead of the 2012 deadline.
Peter Le Beau is calling on advisers to move away from products and focus on clients.
Richard Hobbs says trade bodies and ministers need new simplified advice dialogue
Former Henderson multi-manager Craig Heron is to join Railpen Investments, the investment manager for the Railways Pension Trustee Company.
The FSA’s push for regulators to have the ability to publish warning notices without first notifying the firm could be “extremely damaging” to a firm’s reputation.
Bolton says he is finding opportunities in small to medium-sized companies in China during the current volatility.
BlackRock has launched an absolute return bond fund for senior portfolio manager, Ian Winship.
Bramdean Asset Management chief executive Nicola Horlick is considering launching a direct-to-consumer platform.
City UK chief executive says financial services industry must not to push back against additional regulation.
Cofunds has appointed Paul Miller as risk & compliance director, subject to FSA approval.
Worsening eurozone conditions could increase the cost of borrowing for banks and see lenders raise the price of variable rate mortgages.
The FOS has raised concerns about advice and service relating to reviewable whole of life policies.
Chief executive Mark Neale says a product levy is effectively a tax on the consumer.
Scheme admits campaign has failed to raise consumer awareness of the scheme.
The chairman of the DWP-led Omo working group has been forced to step down due to concerns about the slow progress of negotiations.
Natalie Holt reports on proposals from the BSA that aim to increase protection for borrowers.
Fund of investment trusts manager Unicorn Asset Management says it does not think investment trusts will increase their market share following the retail distribution review.
Execution-only stockbroking platform that offers a Sipp has removed incorrect information about pension tax relief from its website after questioning from Money Marketing.
Jupiter strategic bond fund manager Ariel Bezalel has introduced dollar currency exposure to the fund as he feels sterling has further to fall.
Angela Eagle says people have less disposable income and will be put off paying money into a pension.
TSC member Andy Love wants new regulator to be given a primary objective to foster diversity and promote mutuals.
Committee scrutinising financial services bill is concerned Treasury select committee will not be able to cope.
Regulatory Legal is looking to launch its own judicial review of the FSA’s £54m compensation package.
Morningstar is adding a filtering system to its website so users can easily identify synthetic exchange-traded funds.
The firm launches a global multi-asset fund for CEO Mohamed A. El-Erian.
Closed-life offices appear to have a poorer critical-illness claims paid record than insurers that are open to new business.
Standard Life says employers could be forced to rethink their pension contribution structures
Trade union leader says ministers are at odds with Whitehall over plans to hike pension contributions in the Local Government Pension Scheme.
Insurers pressing the FSA to push ahead with some parts of the directive.
Pensions minister Steve Webb has dismissed “ludicrous” claims from trade union Unison that public sector pensions are sustainably funded.
Industry warns of complications implementing reform of small pots.