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80 per cent of IFAs ready for depolarisation, says Fidelity survey

Four out of five IFAs have already made preliminary plans for the post-polarisation era, according to a new survey from Fidelity.

Of the 300 IFAs polled, on Thursday, just 4 per cent said they would opt to multi-tie if polarisation is abolished, with the majority saying they would stay the same, sacrificing the tag of &#39independence&#39.

Fort-one per cent said they would continue to be remunerated by commission, while 21 per cent would opt to combine fees and commission.

Ten per cent said they would retain their independent status and opt for a fee-based business model.


Old Mutual sails offshore

Old Mutual has introduced an offshore fund that aims for capital growth by investing in smaller companies within the UK.The Old Mutual UK select smaller companies fund will invest in companies valued at less than £1bn. It is expected to contain between 50 and 60 stocks. Individual stocks will not represent more than 5 per […]

Positive Solutions warns removing polarisation risks mis-selling

Positive Solutions is warning that the FSA&#39s polarisation reforms could lead to misselling.Positive Solutions chief executive David Harrison says: “We all know that right now the consumer gets a better deal from independent advice – whether commission or fee based – and there is no reason why that proposition should be undermined. “In terms of […]

Banks cash in with multi-ties

High-street banks will clean up in the new proposed regime after successfully leaning on the Government to open up the market to multi-ties, according to IFAs.IFAs accuse the banks of leaning on the FSA and the Government to get their own way with depolarisation.They say the lobbying campaign for depolarisation from the high-street banks has […]

FSA to introduce buyers guide

The FSA is set to publish a &#39buyers guide&#39 to help consumers choose the right financial adviser once polarisation has been abolished.In its consultation paper, &#39Reforming Polarisation: Making the market work for consumers&#39, the regulator says the guide will aim to ensure that consumers are &#39better informed and more confident to choose an adviser right […]

Rayner Spencer Mills: Why we rate the Artemis US Select Fund

Ken Rayner and Graham O¹Neill from RSM explain why they rate the fund, its investment process and how it can be used in a portfolio The Artemis US Select Fund became a RSM ‘rated’ fund earlier this year. In this video, Ken Rayner and Graham O’Neill explain the fund’s investment approach, why they rate it, […]


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