Amanda Newman Smith
Amanda Newman Smith became features writer at Money Marketing in August 2013. She initially joined Money Marketing in June 2000 to cover new products and started her career as a local newspaper journalist in London. She has also written features for The Daily and Sunday Express.
IFP interim chief executive Steve Gazzard explains why doing nothing to financially educate consumers is unacceptable.
From their origins as welfare providers, friendly societies have always had a more personal approach to financial services and although they are having to adapt to the modern world this approach is paying off.
PFS Chartered Awards winner Robin Melley shares his thoughts on chartered status. Interview by Amanda Newman Smith
Investing ethically has always involved making a choice not to invest in certain companies but does that mean investors have to choose between profits and principles?
Many adviser firms have skills development plans but they need to look to the long-term not just the business’s immediate needs
As he approaches the end of his first year as chief executive, Andy Clark is determined that HSBC Global Asset Management will play to its strengths.
Borrowers are starting to see more competition and innovation in the mortgage market as lenders try to capitalise on the rising housing market.
Women need greater control over their finances to close the pension gap, but they can only do so much says Amanda Newman Smith.
Deposit account savers need to find another home for their money if they want to beat inflation. Amanda Newman Smith looks at the options.
Nucleus advisers can get help with their recruitment needs for £99 a month.
Chartered status is on the rise as more PFS members qualify.
St James’s Place is raising awareness of its Academy among women so clients will have more choice.
Even without using the new ability to use Aim stocks that qualify for business relief, one can mitigate IHT
Crowdfunding is changing the way that start-up businesses raise money but Amanda Newman Smith says this new investment model poses problems for advisers.
Apcims deputy chief executive says the current definition of independence means many of its members are unable to use the label. Interview by Amanda Newman Smith.
Can the protection industry cater for people who work past age 65? Amanda Newman Smith finds out.
Home-grown talent is underpinning growth in Scotland’s financial services industry
Recruitment firms are finding a rebound in the job market for paraplanners and advisers is tempered by a shortage of suitable candidates
The founder of Direct Life and Pensions has used his experience of financial services and technology to launch a comparison website and is offering advisers the chance to partner with the new venture
A new exam from the CII offers advisers a qualification in securities advice and trading. But is this an area that IFAs should be wary of?
Morgan Stanley’s vice president for institutional equities division.
A long-term solutions is still needed for Europe’s financial problems but invesment managers say 2013 will have opportunities, particularly for equities.
2012 ends the year much as it began, with quantitative easing, the eurozone crisis and squabbles over investment charges still in the news.
A review of the Sterling corporate bond fund sector raises the question of how much investment flexibility these funds need.
Outsourcing specialist areas of advice is one option that IFAs are looking at post-RDR. Does this work for offshore advice?
Degrees, masters or doctorates are options for advisers looking to raise their qualifications past chartered status.
A new initiative from St James’s Place offers an innovative way to keep the business in the family, reports Amanda Smith
PMI to launch MSc in sustainable retirement in partnership with Imperial College
With the RDR deadline approaching, providers are trying to ensure that IFAs are ready for the change
Sandringham Financial Partners managing director Steve Braidford is aiming to get the new restricted advice business off to a flying start.
Could the traditional network model be surviving on borrowed time?
Opting to join an adviser academy rather than going it alone can offer IFAs many advantages in preparing for QCA level four exams
Although QCA level four is the RDR minimum standard, many IFAs are already targetting QCA level six or chartered status, reports Amanda Smith
AMII chairman says the organisation should act as a monitor for the whole health insurance industry, reports Amanda Smith
Apollo Multi-Asset Management says it invests only in bespoke structured products created for its own requirements as these exceed the returns of retail products that cater for the mass market.
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.
Property consultants question whether the Government will do anything more than remove the 2 per cent conversion charge on Reits.
Multi-asset multi-manager confident now funds have track record.
Emotional Assets Management & Research sets fund targets.