Justin Cash

Justin Cash is Money Marketing’s editor. He has previously worked for magazines including Citywire and Legal Week. He can be reached on justin.cash@centaurmedia.com or 0207 970 4776.

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DB transfer rules leading to unnecessary caution among advisers

Advisers say that FCA rules could be leading to too much caution on defined benefit transfers. While many are calling for greater clarity from the regulator, a new survey by Aegon shows that nearly three-quarters of advisers actually think the rules could be stopping some DB to defined contribution transfers that should go ahead. 37 […]

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FOS strategy head defends service against IFA misconceptions

David Cresswell argues some advisers have the wrong impression about the service The Financial Ombudsman Service’s strategy director has attempted to dispel a number of misconceptions he believes advisers have about the complaints adjudicator. In an interview with Money Marketing, David Cresswell also offers tips on how IFAs should approach their dialogue with the FOS. […]

Woodford cautious on high expectations for Nick Train favourite

Woodford Investment Management has warned on Diageo’s valuation in its latest fund update, raising concerns about high expectations for the stock’s outlook, while Nick Train has recently argued the stock is undervalued. Neither of Woodford’s UK equity income funds have any allocation to Diageo, while the Lindsell Train Global Equity fund has been adding to […]

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Treasury mulls EIS crackdown

The Government is looking at ways to stop high earners abusing the tax relief offered by Enterprise Investment Schemes, according to reports. The Sunday Times reports that the tax-breaks for funding start-ups are being reviewed as part of a wider look at smaller business funding. The relief targeted at investments in high-risk companies could be […]

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MPs sound Brexit warning over expat pensions

The head of an influential committee of MPs has urged the Government to make sure British expatriates are not left without their pensions as a result of a ‘cliff-edge’ Brexit. Treasury select committee chair Nicky Morgan has written a letter to Chancellor Philip Hammond warning over the future of long-term pensions and insurance policies that […]

Putting a price on risk

How do you measure a client’s attitude to risk? Adviser technology companies have been coming up with increasingly sophisticated solutions to this problem at breakneck pace over the last few years as both computing and psychological knowledge has evolved. The answer to the question hasn’t changed though: it’s complicated. Because each client is an individual, […]

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FCA calls for investigation into investment consultant competition

The FCA has confirmed its decision to refer the investment consultant sector to the Competition and Markets Authority for investigation. The FCA first flagged its concerns in its asset management market study, including the potential for vertically integrated business models to create conflicts of interest. It also outlines today it believes there is a weak […]

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LV= backs robo-advice to boost pension profits

LV=’s life and pensions business has reported an 18 per cent increase in profit as the insurer points to an increasing focus on costs and digital advice. In results for the first six months of the year released today, LV= lauded the launch of further digital initiatives like its robo-paraplanner service, as it stood by […]