Institute of Financial Planning chief executive Nick Cann has hit out at the structure of financial services degrees and says many do not offer students what they need to fulfil future financial planning roles.
The Financial Services Authority needs to treat those it regulates fairly and equally if it is to gain and retain the trust and co-operation of regulated firms. It needs that trust and co-operation for it to do its job effectively. But in at least two important areas, the FSA has acted or is proposing to act unfairly to IFAs – namely in relation to the no long-stop rule and the new professional qualifications for IFAs.
Trapped between expectations for near double-digit returns and strong apprehensions about investing in persistently volatile markets, investors worldwide are of the opinion that professional financial advice is worth the fee. But even though they believe individuals who work with a financial professional are more likely to achieve their goals, investors have a clear vision of […]
Women are earning, inheriting and controlling more money than ever. Yet very few financial institutions are doing an outstanding job of attracting and serving them. How you sell and deliver financial services to men is not the same as how you sell and deliver financial services to women. Even if men and women end up […]
If you want the crash course in all things leading edge in Fintech visiting a Finovate show can be time well spent, but it’s also an exhausting experience. The first two days of this year’s Fall show in New York involved no fewer than 80 demos of fintech propositions of all shapes and sizes. Anyone […]
Where to start and what to look out for when aiming to meet the financial requirements of the client For their advocates, fund panels are like a palette, which advisers can choose from to come up with a tailor-made investment solution for individual clients. As an efficient tool at the adviser’s disposal, a panel of […]