The preparation for the retail distribution review is most certainly already beginning. I have recently been called several times by IFA networks asking whether I want to join them to shelter under their umbrella. Such consolidation is made necessary by capital adequacy requirements that are part of the RDR.
With the British weather so unpredictable, it is understandable that many advisers will be going offshore in the coming weeks for some well earned rest but, from an investment perspective, going offshore is often less appealing. The Cayman Islands might sound like a nice holiday destination but are you comfortable putting your clients’ money there?Offshore […]
By Mike Riddell The moves in gilts in August were truly exceptional. Volatility in the gilt market (based off 10-year gilt futures) has soared to close to the highest levels seen this millennium, on a par with the eurozone debt crisis of 2011/12 and behind only the global financial crisis of 2008/09. The first distortion […]
I have recently completed training to become a certified money coach: it is an area we are developing to complement our traditional advice service. One of the exercises is to imagine you are floating in a small boat through time. We ask you to consider where you want to land and what you might find […]
Quilter Financial Adviser School will now offer the Level 6 Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning as part of new offerings announced as it rebrands. Formerly called the Financial Adviser School, QFAS will offer the Level 6 qualification to the whole of market. The first cohort for the Level 6 programme began last week and includes […]
Two directors at St James’s Place have increased the shares they own in the company. SJP investments managing director David Lamb and partnership managing director Ian Gascoigne have both bought £8,996 worth of the company’s shares, according to a London Stock Exchange notice. Lamb and Gascoigne bought 993 ordinary shares of 15p each at a price of […]