9 February 2012
You can hardly turn on the TV or pick up a paper without being bombarded with stories about the woes of the annuity market.
An overhaul of the compensation system to remove the hidden charges ultimately borne by clients.
Are IFAs better or less well respected today than they were 10 or 20 years ago?
Mark Dampier says investors can trust Neil Woodford to steer them through difficult times.
As part of a regular series, Ian McKenna looks at how the platform is getting ready for RDR.
Systems can be scaled up but advice itself is much more difficult.
It would wrong to dismiss the demands for increased transparency.
Aifa policy director Chris Hannant highlights a lack of accountability.
The date of the RDR draws ever closer, yet you get the impression that the regulator still has not thought it through.
Provider considering outsourcing its equity mandate and is in talks with Jupiter Asset Management on running Japanese equities.
IFA firm Intelligent Pensions says the FSA has failed to consider phased drawdown as part of its review of advice.
Advisers warn the pensions annual allowance calculator is producing incorrect results for certain investors.
F&C and Kames Capital have warned against creating a separate IMA sector for sustainable and responsible investment funds.
Advisers have welcomed Living Time’s return but uncertainty remains over how much it will charge on the new product.
The progressive are now looking beyond the retail distribution review and towards shaping the future of financial planning.
Firm considers bolstering range by launching an onshore version of the £120.5m strategic total return Sicav.
Labour is calling for the Financial Conduct Authority to regularly review product pricing and make recommendations to ministers.
An IFA says lead company Meandmyleads failed to deliver an order for over two months and refused to issue a refund.
The Money Advice Service has set itself an ambitious target of reaching more than 11 million people a year by 2016/17, as its budget for 2012/13 doubles to £86.8m.
Professional bodies have welcomed HMRC’s latest draft RDR guidance on VAT liability.
PII brokers are warning over increasing claims and insurers pulling out of the market.
Consumer awareness of platforms has fallen over the last 12 months, according to research from The Platforum.
The Financial Services Bill does not give clear legal backing to the regulators’ new judgement-based approach, says Peter Lilley.
Skandia head of IT Catherine Tye has left the firm.