An industry-backed scheme to help advisers join the equity release market has been launched by Key Retirement Solutions.Lifetime Advisory Services will formally launch in September and has been hailed by Key as pivotal to eradicate dabblers who do not have adequate systems and controls in place, as highlighted by the Financial Services Authority last month.LAS […]
Former HBOS head of intermediary business Grenville Turner is take over as managing director of estate agency Countrywide in January. He replaces Harry Hill, who becomes chairman when Chris-topher Sporborg retires at the end of the year.
The IFA Defence Union claims it has moved a step closer to securing a legal challenge against the Financial Ombudsman Service for breaching the Humans Rights Act after getting a solicitor’s backing. The IFADU has received written opinion from solicitor Clarke Wilmott that it has a fair chance of securing a judicial review based on […]
At Pictet Asset Management we believe active management of asset allocation is the most important generator of returns. What is not to be in our portfolio is just as important as what is to be because good performance is determined as much by the assets you avoid as by those you hold. The FP Pictet Multi Asset Portfolio managers are not wedded to any particular […]
As we hurtle towards the new year, it is worth remembering much of the so-called client-centricity discussed is, in fact, little more than process that will not determine whether you win, lose or draw. Sure, a process needs to be reliable, cost-efficient and to point the right service at the right people. But it is […]
The Association of Member Nominated Trustees and the UK Sustainable Investment Association have urged pension funds to keep an eye on whether their investment consultants’ sustainable investment advice lives up to the minimum service requirements under regulation. The AMNT and UKSIF says consultants should meet minimum requirements as soon as possible so as not to […]