Sixty-six per cent of IFAs have taken steps towards gaining QCF level four qualifications during 2009, according to a survey by NMG.
Aviva has appointed Michael Hawker as an independent non-executive director.
A millionaire lord has been charged in relation to a suspected £12m commercial loan fraud. Edward Davenport, 43, who is said to be Lord of Giffords, is one of three men charged last week with conspiracy to defraud, deception and money laundering in a major international commercial loan fraud probe. The alleged fraud involves advance […]
After a protracted gestation period, the Adviser Alliance is finally up and running and we invite all IFAs to stick together with us in the struggle for the restoration of common sense and the novelty of regulatory balance. An additional target is advisers’ reasonable expec- tation that they can rely on the rule of law […]
In what is probably its last chance to create positive momentum before the election, the Government has once again ducked the fundamental issues behind the pensions crisis in favour of the usual short-term political fudge.
Picking stocks with strong balance sheets has helped Mark Page find growth – and avoid carmakers – for the Artemis European Opportunities Fund.
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