8 September 2011
FSA must think again about its proposed prudential rules for IFAs.
Chris Gilchrist says the work of the Personal Finance Education Group should be celebrated.
Ever the shrewd media operator, Ivan Massow managed to garner an impressive amount of coverage for his new venture.
Nic Cicutti says there should be a ’sunset clause’ on legacy commission.
Peter Hargreaves says there are few funds which warranted performance fees when markets collapsed.
Reid says Alan Lakey’s recent fee failure is an important lesson in getting your proposition right.
Ahead of the IFP’s silver anniversary, Chamberlain outlines why it has made a difference.
The Claims Standards Council has hit out at the creation of a rival trade body for claim management companies.
Ignis Advisers has hired former Clontarf Capital principal and founder Aoifinn Devitt as head of client strategies.
CML’s Smee says lenders’ ability to access wholesale markets will decide mortgage costs and lending levels.
Natalie Holt reports on industry concerns over the wide-ranging extent of the FSA’s product intervention powers
Fidelity is to launch an onshore version of China consumer fund and another onshore version of its global real asset securities fund.
Towry, Norwich & Peterborough Building Society and AWD Chase de Vere are blaming their poor complaint records on legacy business.
JP Morgan is introducing an unhedged share class in its £114.5m global equity income fund.
Multi-manager team has cut its gold weighting by around 2% across the £6.8bn Merlin portfolios as it predicts the gold price will fall.
Former IFA Ivan Massow insists good advisers have nothing to fear from his new business.
MetLife is launching a fixed-term annuity to replace the Living Time product it has been distributing.
Dominic Grinstead says market volatility has provided an ideal opportunity for the firm to launch a fixed-term annuity to replace Living Time’s product.
Argonaut partner introduces first oil major into the £322.2m Ignis Argonaut European alpha portfolio and £8.5m Ignis Argonaut European absolute return fund since 2008.
Openwork is looking to turn national IFA 2Plan Wealth Management into a network, Money Marketing understands.
The Government should force the FSA to resume its FSCS review if the European Union fails to finalise the investor compensation scheme directive by December.
IFAs are calling on companies to give civil partners the same pension benefits as spouses despite a loophole in the Equality Act.
IFAs are putting pressure on Cofunds, Standard Life and Skandia to follow Fidelity FundsNetwork’s lead and disclose their fund manager rebates.
Advisers say a report recommending individuals put off saving into a pension until age 35 and then build up their contributions to 35 per cent of their salary by age 55 is “unrealistic”.
Scottish Widows is calling for the ban on legacy commission to be delayed until January 1, 2014.
Andrew Blair is leaving to join Mirabaud Investment Management.
The Personal Finance Society says rules requiring solicitors to refer clients to an IFA for investment advice may be amended due to the RDR.