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Apfa: Guidance guarantee would cost advisers 5% of profits

18 September 2014 11:18 am | By Tessa Norman

Disproportionate cost for advisers undermines guidance proposals, says Apfa. 

Labour Budget

Is Labour preparing to overturn George Osborne's pensions revolution?

18 September 2014 8:30 am | By Tom Selby, Samuel Dale

Insurers have held behind-closed-doors meetings about the political risk attached to Chancellor George Osborne’s pension revolution.

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Openwork acquires MetLife's 930-strong protection network

17 September 2014 3:00 pm | By Michael Glenister

Transition to Openwork set to take place in November.


Brooks Macdonald FUM jumps 28% to £6.5bn

17 September 2014 2:54 pm | By Pamela Morris

The group’s annual report shows FUM rose to £6.55bn from £5.11bn a year previous, with over £1bn driven by organic growth.


Axa Wealth to launch new restricted fund range

17 September 2014 12:51 pm | By Sam Macdonald

Axa will launch a three-part investment offering made up of the Architas risk-rated multi-asset proposition.


Sense promotes Steve Young to chairman

16 September 2014 2:57 pm | By Michael Berry

Sense Network has appointed commercial director Steve Young chairman of the company.

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UnderwriteMe launches with four providers

16 September 2014 2:43 pm | By Devraj Ray

Software provides price estimates, underwritten quote comparisons and additional benefits at point of sale.


Architas cuts charges on multi-asset passive range

16 September 2014 10:41 am | By Sam Macdonald

Architas cuts ongoing charge on multi-asset passive range and up front charge on its 0 per cent AMC share class.

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Richard Leeson: RDR poses pitfalls for asset gatherers

16 September 2014

The asset-gathering business model is a potential cause for concern, particularly when it comes to product suitability

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Tom Kean: Providers are using advisers as unpaid data entry clerks

16 September 2014

How hard can it be for the various life offices left out there to make our lives just a bit easier once in a while?

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Paul Kennedy: Beware tax penalties on pension advice charges

15 September 2014

Facilitating advice charges through pensions can have tax advantages but make sure you comply with the rules.


Nic Cicutti: Avoiding the pensions equivalent of Arch cru

11 September 2014

Advice on DB to DC transfers will always be a minority sport.

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MM leader: Interesting twist to provider suitability role

11 September 2014

The FCA and its predecessor have long been banging the drum about the importance of due diligence and assessing suitability.

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Chris Davies: What's your financial advice strategy?

10 September 2014

Advisers and financial planners face tough decisions when managing the future direction their businesses should take.

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Asset allocation: 7IM swaps European equities for US exposure

16 September 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

The majority of the surplus has been allocated to US equities which are increasingly attractive against the current political unrest in Europe

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Weekly Adviser View


Neil Liversidge: Don't be afraid to sack mad and bad clients

26 August 2014

My golden rule is that I deal only with clients I like.  

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Pete Matthew: Gabriel - archangel of misery

26 August 2014

Three hours I have spent wrestling with Gabriel, bringer of despair, who demands pointless information just to keep someone in Canary Wharf in a job.

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Carl Lamb: Advisers are in denial over trail switch-off

12 August 2014

Will your advice model become extinct or survive among the fittest?  

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Profile: George Critchley on online advice and why it's good for DFMs to talk to clients

5 September 2014 | By Amanda Newman Smith

True Bearing Chartered chairman George Citchley talks about filling the advice gap and outsourcing through discretionary fund management.

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Chris Hannant: Govt has shot itself in the foot on guidance

11 August 2014

I applaud the Government’s ultimate policy aim, but in terms of achieving their objective, the latest report looks like shooting themselves in the foot.


IMA: It’s all about performance (data)

28 July 2014

Which share class should be used as the primary share class to calculate performance data in a post-RDR environment?

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