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Vanguard slashes trackers fees by as much as 50%

28 August 2014 11:04 am | By Pamela Morris

The firm has also reduced ongoing charges across a number of ETFs and its full range of LifeStrategy funds.


Reyker saga continues with direct calls to advised clients

28 August 2014 9:52 am | By Tessa Norman

Firm accused of soliciting advisers’ clients. 


Caerus operations head to step down

28 August 2014 9:52 am | By Michael Glenister

Former Honister Capital employee services director Lynn Smith to leave Caerus in November. 


200 businesses sign Scottish 'Yes' vote letter

28 August 2014 8:48 am | By Pamela Morris in Edinburgh

The letter comes after business leaders who support staying in the UK wrote their own letter stating that Scottish independence would be bad for business.

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James Hay parent sells Irish advice arm for £10.8m

28 August 2014 8:42 am | By Sam Macdonald

Deal consists of initial sum of £9.2m and a deferred £1.6m based on revenue and combined business.


ECB appoints BlackRock to advise on bond-buying

28 August 2014 8:28 am | By Sam Macdonald

BlackRock’s advisory arm will aid the ECB in designing a programme to buy asset-backed securities to ease credit conditions in the eurozone.


Succession acquires advice firm in £3m deal

27 August 2014 3:24 pm | By Michael Glenister

Consolidator makes tenth acquisition with backing from private equity firm Inflexion.


PosSol offers advisers cash advance to cover commission delays

27 August 2014 12:33 pm | By Michael Glenister

Advisers are around £500 worse off in some cases.

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Five reasons why simplified advice could be set to fail

27 August 2014 | By Michael Glenister

Do those eyeing an online advice offering face a struggle?

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Robert Reid: Pension statements need a big shake-up

27 August 2014

We need to be radical on this, and it is not enough to tinker around the edges.

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Ian McKenna: Would guidance be better as a short-term fix?

26 August 2014

A huge amount of time and money is about to be spent because the Chancellor did not fully think through the implication of the guidance guarantee. 

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Nic Cicutti: Why Alan Lakey has got it wrong on PPI misselling

15 August 2014

Alan is well-known for his dislike of the FOS, which he repeats at regular intervals.

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David Shelton: Are you a specialist or generalist?

12 August 2014

Deciding whether to specialise or generalise requires analysis of your firm’s capabilities and the attractiveness of each market.


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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Is technology a business opportunity or a threat?

21 August 2014 | By Amanda Newman Smith

Multi-channeled marketing practices are the best way to engage different client segments.

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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: Bellpenny chief Kevin Ronaldson on recent deals and corporate politics

27 August 2014 | By Tessa Norman

Joining the financial advice sector at the age of 21, Bellpenny chief executive Kevin Ronaldson says he was considered something of a rebel

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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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