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Barnett Waddingham appoints Andy Leggett to lead Sipp development

Barnett Waddingham has appointed Andy Leggett as head of business development for Sipps.

Leggett joins the firm from Defaqto, where he was a wealth management insight analyst. Prior to this he was marketing and technical manager at Suffolk Life.

Barnett Waddingham Sipp chief executive Julia Bassett says: “Andy will be invaluable in helping us communicate our proposition to the adviser market and improve the support we give advisers and their clients.”



FOS provisionally upholds £89,000 Ucis complaint against Mint

The Financial Ombudsman Service has provisionally upheld a complaint against a Mint Financial Management adviser who recommended a client invest more than 50 per cent of his pension pot in a Stirling Mortimer Ucis fund. In August 2007, the adviser recommended the 57-year-old client switch from a Legal & General personal pension into a Sipp. […]

Advisers question Moneyfacts’ restricted equity release service

Advisers say’s restricted equity release advice service should offer consumers a broader panel of providers. Last week, the financial comparison website and Just Retirements Solutions launched the service with a panel of four firms including Aviva, Bridgewater, Just Retirement Limited and Stonehaven. Bower Retirement Services equity release planner Simon Chalk (pictured) says: “If Moneyfacts […]


FSA refuses to commit to long-stop review

The FSA has refused to give a firm commitment to reviewing whether a long-stop for financial advisers should be introduced. Money Marketing revealed in August that Aifa had secured an amendment to be tabled on the long-stop as part of the ongoing House of Lords scrutiny of the Financial Services Bill, which establishes the Prudential […]


Asset managers: We will not follow Witan and axe trail

Fund managers have rushed to reassure advisers that they will not follow Witan Investment Services in cancelling trail on pre-RDR business. Last week, WIS managing director Graham Hunnisett wrote to advisers saying it will cease paying trail and initial commission for all business written prior to the RDR, from 31 December. The change is being […]


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