View more on these topics

Broker Talkback

Are you threatened by Barclays’ claim that they are going to steal your business?

No 100%

Yes 0%

No

“I’ve heard this all before. Abbey Wealth Management were the last to do this with Inscape Investment Services and where is that now.”

Rob Simpson, Simpson Financial Services

No

“I’m not worried at all. There’s too much business out there.”

Ian Munro, Ashdale Investments

No

“I don’t think it will cause us any undue concern.”

Denise Hopwood, Advanced Financial & Tax Planning

No

“Barclays think they can do the job better but they forget that they only sell their own products. They have not got the right mentality and therefore they keep sending us clients.”

Christopher Holden, Complete Financial Services

No

“I am not too worried as I have a loyal following of people I have been advising for some years. I have got to know their business pretty well and Barclays would have to compete with this loyalty factor.”

Richard Musson, Sherwoods

No

“There is no way the big banks will be able to compete with us in terms of client servicing. IFAs will always be in demand.”

Paul Lynas, Paul Lynas Associates

No

“Not at all. I just don’t think they are set up to handle the types of clients we deal with, they don’t have the ability. Most of my clients would touch a bank model with a bargepole.”

Michael Field, Michael Field Consulting Actuaries

Recommended

Stand and deliver

The ABI must be firm in tackling the Govt over the design of personal accounts.

Luckraft fund may reopen

Axa Framlington is considering reopening George Luckraft’s £1.1bn equity income fund in response to IFA demand.The group soft-closed the fund in March 2005 by introducing a 5.25 per cent initial charge without discount to stem massive inflows into what was then a £700m vehicle.Head of UK retail sales Rob Bailey says the group recognises demand […]

Jupiter signs Peninsular’s Vazirani

Jupiter has made its first post-MBO move by appointing Avinash Vazirani as a fund manager and director at the firm.Vazirani joins from Peninsular Capital Partners, a firm he established back in 2005 and ran both long only and long/short funds from the Indian sub-continent.As part of the deal, Jupiter will also take Vazirani’s long/short alpha […]

Seek value, not volume

Alan Cleary, edeus managing director, says despite stories about a possible sub-prime crash, there is nothing wrong with securitisation.

Can you put a hat on?

By Sarah Scott, marketing consultant You might think the question in the title is a strange one. Perhaps even more so when you learn that it’s one of several asked as part of an assessment for Employment Support Allowance eligibility in the opening scenes of the 2016 film, ‘I, Daniel Blake’. Daniel is a carpenter […]

Newsletter

News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up

Comments

    Leave a comment

    Close

    Why register with Money Marketing ?

    Providing trusted insight for professional advisers.  Since 1985 Money Marketing has helped promote and analyse the financial adviser community in the UK and continues to be the trusted industry brand for independent insight and advice.

    News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
    Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

    Money Marketing Events
    Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, roundtables and more.

    Research and insight
    Take part in and see the results of Money Marketing's flagship investigations into industry trends.

    Have your say
    Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

    Register now

    Having problems?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3712

    Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am -5.00pm

    Email: customerservices@moneymarketing.com