The Big Interview
Sue Lewis on delivering the Budget's retirement advice plan and why the independent and restricted labels are meaningless
The FCA’s Consumer Panel chair shares her views on how to make the Budget pension reforms work for consumers – and has some strong words for advisers
Pensions minister Steve Webb discusses the challenges of coalition Government and the big pensions challenge for the next pensions minister.
Money Marketing’s Outstanding Contribution to the Industry award winner recalls life before regulation.
Prydis Wealth managing director has big plans to grow his traditional financial advice business but also has grand plans for the direct to consumer market.
Genworth Europe’s Simon Crone says the private industry can step in when Help to Buy bows out and says he has plans to expand into the European market.
Principal Financial Solutions director Chris Daems talks about building client relationships through blogs, being a double winner at the Unbiased awards and advising on auto-enrolment
Unbiased.co.uk chief executive Karen Barrett says today’s advisers cannot ignore technology and need to be multi-media aware. Interview by Amanda Newman Smith
Greater efficiency and integrated systems will enable advisers to serve the mass affluent, says Distribution Technology’s chief executive.
The clients of tomorrow will be more self-sufficient, says Capita Financial Software managing director Adam Byford.
Father and daugther Stanley and Penny Lovell have both carved out successful careers in financial services and it looks a third generation is just waiting to carry on the family tradition.
It’s full steam ahead for MGM Advantage chief executive Chris Evans as head of a fully fledged life company
“To get noticed you need top-decile performance. Once you have the assets, as long as you beat the index then you will do well.”
Sesame Bankhall Group chairman John Cowan talks about his change of role following George Higginson’s departure and the industry’s inevitable move to restricted advice.
Standard Life head of platform propositions David Tiller reveals plans for a wrap-based alternative to pensions for high earners and argues that re-reg will be key if a wrap-platform were to face financial difficulty.
While the world was busy dealing with the RDR in 2013, Alastair Conway says James Hay has been planning for the future and working on product developments
Vanessa Owen, head of annuities and equity release at LV=, champions a joined-up approach to fund retirement
PruHealth chief executive Neville Koopowitz explains the rationale of ’lifestyle health insurance’.
Mattioli Woods chief executive says a greater focus on costs caused by the RDR will lead to consolidation in the financial adviser market and the end of the small IFA.
IFP interim chief executive Steve Gazzard explains why doing nothing to financially educate consumers is unacceptable.
Personal Finance Education Group chief executive Tracey Bleakley explains why she does not want to go into politics
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.
Shadow housing minister Emma Reynolds was promoted to the shadow cabinet last month and already has big plans for her new role
Chris Hannant on foreseeing the recession and negotiating with the regulator
Ambitious about expansion, Peter Mann explains his vision for Old Mutual Wealth, where he recently became vice-chairman.
From managing a pop band to insuring a Mafia hitman, few people in financial services have had a career as interesting or varied as life insurance salesman Peter Rosengard.
The new Personal Finance Society president talks about improving professionalism in the industry and winning consumers’ trust
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.
Threadneedle CIO Mark Burgess says marrying stock selection with a broader economic view has played into the firms hands in recent years.
MP for Eastleigh Mike Thornton explains how he went from a career in the mortgage market to winning politician
The new Cofunds chief executive says Cofunds is more valuable to the insurer than it would be to other firms
For new CII president Tom Woolgrove, the RDR is all about increasing professionalism and improving consumer outcomes.
Selectapension managing director says the RDR has made it harder for people to take access advice and the firm is planning a move into investment analysis.
The Financial Inclusion Centre founder and FCA non-exec director wants to see advisers ’squeezing value’ out of fund managers.
Labour peer Lord David Lipsey talks about working for prime minister James Callaghan and scrutinising the Care Bill.
Old Mutual Global Investors’ chief executive says it is equally important to instil a business culture that gets the very best out of all of its employees.
The founder and chief executive of just-launching YourWealth, a direct-to-consumer financial planning website, wants to help people, whatever their means, make the right choices for their future.
Conservative MEP Syed Kamall reflects on the UK’s role in the EU and the importance of MEPs.
Frenkel Topping managing director Richard Fraser was moved to join the firm when his brother was paralysed.
UnderwriteMe chief executive Martin Werth pinpoints New Year’s Day 2012 as his “Eureka” moment.
Guide to Advice, a new online financial services directory for consumers, was launched last month.