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IMA posts £188k profit as chief Godfrey earns £469k

19 September 2014 11:48 am | By Sam Macdonald

Godfrey’s pay packet is a 21 per cent increase on predecessor Richard Saunders’ £386,000 pay in 2012.


SFE: More tax powers can boost competition of Scottish financial firms

19 September 2014 10:59 am | By Pamela Morris in Edinburgh

Scottish Financial Enterprise chief executive Owen Kelly said more devolved powers around tax could make Scotland a “very competitive” part of the UK.


Scottish groups push FTSE up as independence fears subside

19 September 2014 9:13 am | By Sam Macdonald

Royal Bank of Scotland up 3.5 per cent and Lloyds Banking Group share price rise 2 per cent at 9:05AM.

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Return of the direct salesforce? Aviva eyes protection advice network

19 September 2014 8:30 am | By Michael Glenister

As Aviva prepares to return to face-to-face protection advice, are we about to see the direct salesforce make a comeback?

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Foster Denovo co-founder quits to set up his own firm

18 September 2014 4:21 pm | By Samuel Dale

Former Millfield Partnership adviser David Pugh is starting his own company.


Sterling McCall defends pre-pack acquisition that left £8m in Ucis liability

18 September 2014 1:00 pm | By Michael Glenister

Sterling McCall acquired Key Benefits for £30,000 in May.

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Moneygate in court clash with IFA sale broker

18 September 2014 1:00 pm | By Michael Glenister

Harrogate County Court judgment follows payment dispute


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. 

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Neil Liversidge: Undeserved PPI payouts are tantamount to fraud

19 September 2014

PPI misselling is not a black and white issue.

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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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Is the Nikkei 400 a good stock guide for fund managers?

18 September 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

The Japanese Nikkei 400 index launched in the summer of 2013 as an index showcasing the country’s most shareholder-friendly and best-run companies, but how much of a guide is this for fund managers?

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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: 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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