3 June 2010
PruProtect actuarial and product director Deepak Jobanputra says people who purchase any insurance very often have little idea what they are actually covered for.
Chris Gilchrist predicts the emergence of off-the-shelf capital guarantees you can overlay on to selected fund portfolios.
FSA confirms advisers will be free to take commercial loans from banks, IFA networks and product providers.
Nic Cicutti says the end of child trust funds is not something to celebrate
Gregor Watt and Lee Jones consider the potential of lesser-known emerging markets as doubts arise over the continuing performance of Brazil, Russia, India and China.
Advisers voice support for Conservative backbencher John Redwood’s proposals for CGT to be tapered.
Today’s Money Marketing contains a welcome confirmation from FSA that existing trail commission will continue for firms after 2012.
Ascentric and Standard Life call on FSA to include direct to consumer execution-only platforms in its final RDR rules.
HMRC admits its pension systems are suffering “widespread” problems and as a result some of the data it has provided “should not be relied upon”.
Opt-out rates for Nest could rise to 40 per cent, almost double Govt forecasts, according to Society of Pension Consultants president.
Financial concierge service set up by ex-Virgin boss Rob Clifford and ex-Egg chief Paul Gratton, is offering free membership to WH Smith’s loyalty scheme members.
Investors accuse Isle of Man government after a geared traded endowment policy provider marketing a fund as “low risk” lost over a third of their savings.
Allowing early access could give pensions back their appeal.
Will the Office of Fair Trading’s review remove barriers to entry into the lending market?
MM welcomes the much needed clarification from the FSA in this week’s issue regarding the status of legacy trail commission after 2012.
Former PTFS MD joins Paradigm as sales director.
Steve Bee believes a non-contributory scheme could really pay for employers.
Fidelity head of retail distribution has overseen a period of great change for the IFA industry and as further change is on the horizon, he remains optimistic for the industry’s prospects.
George Luckraft and Martin Walker are two of the leading fund managers to fall into Chelsea Financial Services’ latest relegation zone.
Dev Malle points out positive trends but warns not to get carried away.
Chairman Harvey McGrath says CEO has full support after $35bn AIA deal collapse.
Even the most seasoned investors are finding the current markets difficult to read says Schroder’s Andrew Yeadon.
Richard Fox says the coalition seems united when it comes to housing.
The coalition must bring some continuity if it is to tackle pensions says Paul Farrow.
In Rob Reid’s humble opinion, the client owns the client.
Markets are about as fickle as the weather just now says Brian Tora.
True Potential has poached 2Plan Wealth Management’s recruitment director Miles Thurston.
Mark Dampier looks at the stratgey of PSigma’s Bill Mott.