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Parmenion profits up 88% to £1.75m

25 July 2014 1:08 pm | By Michael Glenister

Turnover increased 57 per cent to £5.3m in year to March 2014.

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Virgin Money completes payment for Northern Rock

25 July 2014 12:11 pm | By Devraj Ray

Lender announces it is creating 200 new jobs as it completes purchase of Northern Rock.

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Ratings agency raises concerns over FundsNetwork transparency

25 July 2014 11:30 am | By Sam Macdonald

The FundsNetwork platform is legally owned by the Bermuda-domiciled FIL Ltd.

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Ashcourt Rowan intermediary head leaves after four months

25 July 2014 11:24 am | By Sam Macdonald

Chris Legge was formerly Brewin Dolphin intermediary business development manager.

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FCA warns on corporate bond liquidity risks

25 July 2014 11:21 am | By Jon Yarker

Regulator recommends investors consider how long it will take them to access their money from a corporate bond fund in a down market. 

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Standard Life warns of 'conflict and ambiguity' in EU regulation

25 July 2014 11:15 am | By Steve Tolley

Firm warns inconsistencies and clashes in policies will be missed without over-arching reviews.

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PFS launches CPD mobile app

25 July 2014 11:03 am | By Michael Glenister

Application designed to allow advisers to record CPD.

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UK GDP passes pre-crisis high after 0.8% jump

25 July 2014 9:52 am | By Jon Yarker

As a result, annual GDP growth edges up to 3.1 per cent from 3 per cent in the first quarter.

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FOS upholds complaint against Berkeley Burke over Ucis

25 July 2014 9:30 am | By Tessa Norman

FOS ruled Berkeley Burke failed to carry out adequate due diligence on Ucis investment. 

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Miton multi-asset funds hit by £183m in H1 outflows

25 July 2014 8:55 am | By Jon Yarker

However in total the group saw net inflows of £29m during this time.

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RBS posts surprise rise in profits

25 July 2014 8:52 am | By Steve Tolley

But bank warns of hit to future profits from “conduct and litigation issues”.

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Alliance Trust underperforms as value outpaces growth

25 July 2014 8:41 am | By Gary Jackson

The rotation from growth stocks to value hampered the performance of the £3.2bn Alliance Trust over the opening half of the year.

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Platforms under cyber security attack

25 July 2014 8:30 am | By Michael Glenister

Money Marketing reveals the vulnerabilities in some platforms’ security systems

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IMF lifts UK growth forecast as US and Russia see sharp drops

24 July 2014 5:35 pm | By Sam Macdonald

International Monetary Fund has upgraded the UK’s growth forecast for this year to 3.2 per cent.

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Alan Lakey: Why I quit Apfa council

24 July 2014 3:57 pm | By Tessa Norman

Highclere Financial Services partner Lakey says he had ‘no influence’ as a council member. 

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Concern over ever-longer mortgage terms

25 July 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Borrowers could face difficulties maintaining repaymetns if their income falls during retirment

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Tony Wickenden: A matter of relevance

24 July 2014

A further look at how new planned IHT rules would apply to relevant property trusts.

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Chris Davies: The starting point for business planning

24 July 2014

There is further work to be done in understanding the regulatory high-level standards in developing a bona fide business plan.

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The Platforum: Parmenion and its ready-made CIPs

24 July 2014

Ready-made centralised investment propositions

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Asset allocation: GAM stands firm as tech 'comes back into vogue'

24 July 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Investment manager James McDaid continues to favour the sector but is avoiding IPOs and certain tech stocks with “jaw-dropping” multiples

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Asset allocation: Brewin Dolphin looks to sell down US and UK equities

17 July 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

Brewin Dolphin head of research Guy Foster says noises coming from the respective governments of rising inflation will force a sale of holdings

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Outsourcing: Which model works for your clients?

17 July 2014 | By Amanda Newman Smith

Centralised investment propositions must suit the client to satisfy the regulator.

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Financial planning is not just a marketing label

17 July 2014

Use the quieter summer months to determine which areas of your business might benefit from a modular charging structure

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Using social media as a recruitment tool

17 July 2014

No longer just a youth fad or client lead generator, social media plartforms are used with increasing success for recruitment purposes - both when hiring or looking for a new position

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Sprint to the finish

17 July 2014 | By Amanda Newman Smith

Fastrak service gives advisers a single view of platform and back office systems.

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Tony Wickenden: When it is relevant to pay IHT

16 July 2014

Government proposals to simplify IHT charges on trusts have shown that reform is far from simple.

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Paul Resnik: Budget guidance puts advisers in role of question master

16 July 2014

What questions should advisers ask clients in the new world of flexible retirement?

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Videos

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MMTV: The ABI's Huw Evans discusses the role of insurers in delivering pension reforms video

17 July 2014

Association of British Insurers deputy director general Huw Evans tells Tom Selby how insurers are coping with the barrage of pension reforms emanating from Whitehall.

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MMTV: Lord Hutton issues warning over collective DC risks video

16 July 2014

Former Labour work and pensions secretary Lord John Hutton discusses the tensions between the DWP’s ‘collective DC’ plans and Chancellor George Osborne’s radical Budget reforms.

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Video from Partnership: Martin Lines on the role of annuities in delivering retirement income solutions video

11 July 2014

Partnership head of business development Martin Lines discusses the role of annuity products in the rapidly evolving retirement market.

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Video from Just Retirement: Steve Martell on the complex choices facing retirees post-Budget video

11 July 2014

Just Retirement intermediary sales director Steve Martell discusses the changing retirement landscape and the role of advice following the Budget.

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Legg Mason to buy Martin Currie

24 July 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Deal expected to close by fourth quarter of this year. 

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Barclays rules out review of its LTI cap

24 July 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Lender has no plans to bring its LTI cap in line with its high street rivals.

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Alan Lakey steps down from Apfa council

24 July 2014 | By Tessa Norman

Lakey steps down after 18 months on the Apfa council. 

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RLAM prepares absolute return bond fund launch

24 July 2014 | By Michael Berry

Royal London hopes Paul Rayner and Darren Bustin will be running an absolute return bond fund by the end of the year.

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