Volatility and periods of pronounced weakness have marked European equity markets following four years of strong gains. Banks were initially at the epicentre of these market moves but concerns about the economic outlook have begun to affect the wider market. We think that the root causes of this volatility – a higher risk premium and softer growth – are here to stay for the foreseeable future.
M2 Financial has unveiled a three-year plan to double assets under management to £800m and treble its number of advisers to 75.
Mortgage brokers are calling on the FSA to clarify its definitions of adviser status after it signalled a rule change on mandatory disclosure of status during a speech on dual pricing.
Conservative Shadow pensions minister Nigel Waterson has rejected introducing Australian-style compulsory pension contributions.
Since the introduction of auto-enrolment in 2012, it has been a popular topic in the press. Recent media focus has been geared towards small and micro employers; however attention is set to return to the UK’s largest businesses as they prepare for re-enrolment. Johnson Fleming has produced a useful guide that provides essential information to help you […]
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