Treasury select committee member Mark Garnier has urged pro-RDR advisers to contribute to the committee’s consultation. Speaking at a PanaceaIFA RDR event in London today, the TSC member and Conservative MP said the committee needed to know the true balance of IFA sentiment as trade and professional bodies are claiming that MPs are only hearing […]
The FSA has stepped up its attack on unregulated collective investment scheme sales and raised concerns about Ucis sold within a Sipp. Speaking at an FSA investment managers and private equity event in Canary Wharf last week, head of savings and investments Linda Woodall said in some cases IFAs have told customers to remortgage their […]
M&G head of retail fixed interest Jim Leaviss believes the US will lose its AAA credit rating, but not in 2011. Leaviss says France is currently “the AAA economy closest to a downgrade”, while the UK is also under pressure. Leaviss says that the worry is that economic growth will not make the inroads that […]
Mortgage Brain has agreed terms to acquire TrigoldCrystal in a deal which could total £9.9m. A default offer of £6.8m has been made or an alternate offer of cash, loan notes and shares totalling around £9.9m. The TrigoldCrystal board has agreed unanimously and it will now be put to shareholders. It is expected the deal […]
Certification is highly complex and surrounded by a minefield of information and auto-enrolment jargon, which can make it very difficult to understand. However, for many employers it is a necessary process that must be executed successfully.
The Pensions Regulator has appointed Charles Counsell as its new chief executive to replace departing head Lesley Titcomb. Counsell will begin work at the start of April 2019 and joins from the Money Advice Service where he is currently chief executive. He was previously executive director of automatic enrolment at TPR and led the delivery […]
This year has seen turbulent markets, global political strife and even more legislation, as Mifid II came into force. Here, three industry experts look back on the year and discuss what have been the key issues investors have faced. Macroeconomics Julian Chillingworth, chief investment officer at Rathbone Unit Trust Management Efforts by president Donald Trump – a […]