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Ballot lessons

I am proud and grateful to have had the endorsement of the great British public since I started my succesful IFA practice in 1972. Yes, far longer than most current MPs and in many cases long before many of the little beauties were born.

During the term of the next Parliament, I will either have to spend in excess of 350 hours of study and then attempt to pass an exam or be dumped on to the scrap heap, as would be the wont of those other unqualified incumbents in Canary Wharf.

Mr Osborne will almost certainly be the Chancellor and I sincerely hope he has sufficient IFAs to help him achieve this target. Rest assured, Mr Osborne, when you are in No 11 you will be hearing a lot more from me and I hope many other of my peers of a similar age and predicament.

Tom Dean, Ashley Law


A new pension pack

Ministerial reshuffles are part of political life so we should not be surprised that both James Purnell and Rosie Winterton left their positions in the recent Government reshuffle. Purnell walked while Winterton was made regional minister in the Business, Innovation and Skills Department.

FSA should have avoided panic over Keydata

Following the administration of Keydata last week, a number of concerns need to be raised regarding the way the news was communicated to advisers and the public.

How to balance bottom-up with top-down research in constructing multi-asset credit portfolios

In this short video, Azhar Hussain, head of global high yield at Royal London Asset Management, explains how his team balance bottom-up with top-down research in constructing multi-asset credit portfolios. Watch the video in full The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well as up […]


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