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Brett Davidson: Staying competitive amid disruptors

Planning businesses have steps they can take to defend against the risk challengers will upend the market Every so often the industry conversation returns to the threat of margin compression – fancy language for the fact you may not be able to charge so much in the future. For financial planning businesses, the 1 per […]

Five minutes with…Jupiter’s Chris Johns

Money Marketing’s Harrogate conference on 12 September will see Jupiter’s Chris Johns host an in-depth workshop on the role of income in an increasingly global market. Here, he looks at where the UK stands with Brexit and why its all about “research, research, research” for advisers. How long can current dividend levels in the UK […]

Tony Wickenden

Tony Wickenden: Gearing up for tax policy changes

Where and how the newly-formed government could introduce tax and fiscal changes So we have a new prime minister and a new chancellor of the exchequer. We had an indication, before his confirmation as leader of the Conservative party and thus as PM, that Boris Johnson generally favours a low-tax environment. While campaigning to become […]

Justin Onuekwusi

Meet the Manager: LGIM’s Justin Onuekwusi

Solving risk management problems might not sound like the most natural career path for an avid football fan and Manchester United supporter. But that’s exactly where head of retail multi-asset funds at Legal and General Investment Management Justin Onuekwusi ended up in his first foray into the financial services profession,  after he was encouraged by […]

Equity fund outflows continue in flight to safety

Net outflows from equity funds increased again last month, marking a return to a flight to safety for investors. Morningstar data for July shows that £1.6bn flowed out of equity funds, while fixed income funds saw net inflows of £428m. Sentiment on the UK market was particularly weak, with UK equity fund withdrawals accounting for […]