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Nick Bamford: Have we hit regulation saturation point?

30 January 2015

The rulebook is so vast no firm can ever be confident of complete compliance.

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Chris Gilchrist: Time to abandon outdated attitude to risk thinking

30 January 2015

Advisers need to abandon old ways of thinking about attitude to risk questionnaires.

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Andrew Tully: Cash for annuities plan could create new misselling scandal

29 January 2015

There is a danger the proposal could create a whole new misselling scandal.

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John Lawson: Getting it right on longevity

29 January 2015

It is more important to consider individual circumstances than rely on national data.

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Malcolm McLean: Change is the only constant for pensions

29 January 2015

We have not seen the end of the pension reforms.

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End of the road: Will the annuity market survive pension freedoms?

29 January 2015 | By Amanda Newman Smith

The annuity market must adapt to survive in a world of pension freedom.

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MM leader: Time to ask some searching questions of your platform

29 January 2015

The underlying technology powering platforms is about to come under the regulatory spotlight. 

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Nic Cicutti: Hoban's 'burger flipper' comments shaped professionalism debate

29 January 2015

Hoban’s remark about McDonald’s qualifications was the single most important public contribution to the debate about increased professionalism.

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Mark Dampier: Which income fund will reign in post-April pension world?

28 January 2015

The ‘natural’ yield on offer from Henderson Cautious Managed looks very attractive.

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Danby Bloch: What is the real value of advice?

28 January 2015

How to set out your “adviser alpha” to clients.

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Tony Wickenden: Mind the tax gap

28 January 2015

HMRC’s Dotas regime is a vital component in its drive to collect more tax related to accelerated payment notices.

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John Chatfeild-Roberts: Cheaper oil could provide a fillip for western customers

27 January 2015

The recent oil drop is reminiscent of events in the 1980s.

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Pete Matthew: Answering the 'why' question

27 January 2015

Having a clearly articulated reason behind doing what you do is a powerful driver.

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Martin Tilley: Who exactly will deliver the guidance guarantee?

26 January 2015

It is interesting to see the criteria required by the guidance-giving bodies.

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Keith Richards: Industry must attract new blood post-RDR

26 January 2015

Advisers have responded better than predicted but the RDR continues to take a toll on numbers.

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The Platforum on Trustnet Direct: It’s all about the content

23 January 2015

This newbie is a refreshing addition to the direct platform landscape.

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How far will the public travel for pensions guidance?

23 January 2015 | By Tessa Norman

List of Citizens Advice bureaux offering guidance suggests the service may not be available to all as the Chancellor promised. 

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Rob Reid: Are the days of contingent charging numbered?

23 January 2015

Time to turn our backs on the percentage of AUM charging model.

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Tom Baigrie: Why I’m against protection auto-enrolment

23 January 2015

Are we so cowardly we have to go cap in hand to the bureaucracy to shift our product?

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MM leader: Is guidance facing a pensioner bonds-style meltdown?

22 January 2015

Early concerns about the Government’s guidance service do not bode well for the nation’s would-be retirees.

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Nic Cicutti: Never mind clients, how about the nightmare advisers?

22 January 2015

Following Neil Liversidge’s article on “nightmare clients”, could consumers come up with similar stereotypical descriptions of their advisers?

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Tony Wickenden: Direct recovery of debts disclosed

21 January 2015

HMRC is deadly serious about getting tax it is owed as soon as possible.

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Claire Trott: The key pension dilemmas ahead of April

20 January 2015

The countdown is on to the implementation of the new pension freedoms.

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Tony Byrne: Looking outside the main asset classes

20 January 2015

Can traditional asset allocation weather the oncoming storm?

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David Coombs: My three big calls

19 January 2015

Rathbones’ David Coombs on the UK, US and alternative strategies.

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Richard Buxton: Oil price 'Armageddon' will lead to progress

19 January 2015 | By Richard Buxton

At some stage, investors will move out of Armageddon mode and focus on the massive benefits that will accrue from a lower oil price.

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Mark Barnett: Dividends' show of strength

19 January 2015

Delivering consistent dividend growth can underpin a company’s share price throughout times of wider market volatility.

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Chris Hannant: Will Budget reforms boost retirement engagement?

19 January 2015

There will be reasons for both optimism and concern this year.

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Is George Osborne the luckiest Chancellor in history?

16 January 2015

Success in politics, as in life, can often owe as much to dumb luck as the merits of the protagonists involved.

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Chris Gilchrist: A case of multi-asset deja vu

16 January 2015

Funds using old-fashioned asset allocation have been proved fallible.

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Neil Liversidge: Tales of the nightmare clients

16 January 2015

Be sure to hang out the “no vacancies” sign if any of these come your way. 

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Nic Cicutti: FCA is getting serious on advice charges

15 January 2015

It can sometimes pay to argue with your boss.

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MM leader: The real story behind post-RDR advice charges

15 January 2015

More nuanced debate is now taking place around not just the amount, but how clients are charged for advice.

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Mark Dampier: Volatility can be your friend

13 January 2015

Last year proved that sometimes it does not hurt to go against consensus.

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Tony Wickenden: Treble trouble for tax dodgers

13 January 2015

What next for the Government’s attack on tax avoidance?

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Richard Leeson: Getting it right on compliant EIS advice

13 January 2015

At first glance, enterprise investment schemes seem a nightmare for the small IFA.

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Carl Lamb: Life companies heading for a crisis

12 January 2015

It is only a matter of time until direct sales become the focus of misselling claims.

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Neil Woodford: The challenges ahead for UK and global equities

12 January 2015

Woodford’s first column in a regular series for Money Marketing.

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Robert Reid: The time is right for consultation

9 January 2015

Developments regarding capital adequacy and the FSCS will keep us in discussion throughout the year.

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Kim North: Post-RDR adviser numbers don't add up

9 January 2015

We are entering a new era of distribution.

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