7 October 2010
Chris Gilchrist says that outsourcing investment advice will not benefit clients and that advisers should learn to do it themselves.
Steve Bee says we can expect more changes on the pension front as the retirement boom continues.
Rob Clifford says that improved lending rates and a potential fall in house prices may make properties affordable to the lost generation of buyers.
It is not the rise of the computer as fund manager that has been threatening the active brigade. Rather it is thematic investing.
Rob Reid says the biggest risk is living longer than your money.
Nic Cicutti says he has come across his fair share of bad IFAs in his time in the industry.
Paul Farrow says it is investors who suffer as products get more and more complex.
Alan Hughes and Duncan Parkes says firms must ensure staff are properly trained on the firm’s platform approach.
Calls for regulator to have an objective of increasing savings and protection rates.
Hargreaves Lansdown says some passive fund followers have been disingenuous by failing to recognise the achievements of certain active fund managers.
The FSA will be running checks on pension providers to ensure they are not still using standard projection rates for cash and fixed-interest funds.
Hoban warns move could undermine the Isa brand.
Ignis plans to focus on building internal offerings.
Former Social Secretary says IFAs could face future complaints from individuals whose pension savings make them ineligible for means-tested benefits.
Money Marketing welcomes the Income Protection Task Force’s roadshows aimed at promoting the benefits of IP to IFAs and mortgage brokers.
Giving the CPMA a statutory objective to “have regard” for increasing saving and protection levels would create a more balanced and constructive regulator.
Money market fund managers may be forced to increase risk in their products under new IMA plans.
Network carries out due diligence on platform providers ahead of 2011 launch.
“Can we fix it? At the risk of sounding like Bob the Builder, yes, I think we can”
The Financial Services and Markets Act has been a “complete failure”, according to Treasury select committee member Mark Garnier.
Employees of the Co-operative Bank’s IFA arm have hit out at the way the transfer to new owner Ashcourt Rowan Financial Planning has been handled.
Directors says they are passionate about independent financial advice and forecast and industry dominated by small regional IFAs.
Paragon’s group director of mortgages believes the private rented sector is going to play a much bigger role in the housing market as people find it increasingly difficult to get a mortgage.
Treasury select committee member Mark Garnier calls on FSA to allow grandfathering and reconsider commission rules.
Which? also calls from increased naming and shaming of banks that fail to treat customers fairly.