While eyes may have been turned to the Spring Statement this week, a far more significant announcement for advisers looms large on the horizon: what the FCA plans to do about the evolving defined benefit transfer market. By the end of the month, we will have a final policy statement from the regulator. Essentially, this […]
Our panellists discuss the future of paraplanning.
Two directors of a mortgage broker have set up a wealth management firm that will be part of St James’s Place. John Charcol sales director Peter Williams and marketing director Ben Larkin have started wealth management business Firmitas Financial Services. Larkin says: “We are looking to team up with mortgage advisers and other professional introducers […]
A trader charged with perverting the course of justice has pleaded guilty. Alex Hope, who was convicted of fraud in a £5m investment scam, was additionally charged with perverting the course of justice in December. At the Inner London Crown Court today, he pleaded guilty to the charge, which relates to his conduct following the […]
Trevor Greetham, Head of Multi Asset In a marked contrast to the surge in risk sentiment that followed President Trump’s election in November, markets greeted Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election with satisfaction and relief, rather than euphoria. After rallying strongly on opinion polls that accurately predicted the outcome, the euro held onto […]
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