Simon Clark has joined Gartmore as head of asset manager sales. Clark joins from Hendersons and will be responsible for building on existing relationships with key London discretionary accounts and run the asset manager sales team.
The Financial Services Authority will punish several mortgage firms after research showed that only one third of the firms it sampled had robust processes in place to provide customers with suitable advice.The FSA reviewed 252 firms of differing sizes through mystery shopping, visits and questionnaires between June and October last year to establish a baseline […]
Retail financial services can finally shake off the bad image of the past.
Outgoing Pink Home Loans managing director Tony Jones has been credited with helping transform service and grow the network and club in his four-year spell in charge.Jones plans to work closer to his home in Gloucestershire but his resignation has been brought forward by a recurring bout of illness. He has been off sick since […]
The FSA’s retail distribution review committee on professionalism and reputation meets for the first time this week to thrash out fundamental questions on the future of the advice sector.The eight-person committee is chaired by Thinc Group corporate and strategy director Roderic Rennison and includes Chartered Insurance Institute director-general Sandy Scott and Institute of Financial Planning […]
This guide from Johnson Fleming will take you through the required communication and also give ideas for additional actions that will ensure your auto-enrolment project is a success. The topics in this guide include: the letters you need to send out; what to send and when; the importance of employee engagement; and what to consider as additional communication.
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The curious goings-on in the world of financial services
Experts have played down any immediate moves from the FCA towards those firms that are not prepared for Mifid II regulation that comes into force on 3 January 2018. However, concerns remain that a “material number” of small asset managers have not yet started preparing for the major European regulation. The FCA expects firms to […]
OMGI chief executive and star fund manager Richard Buxton is set to lead a management buyout of the single-strategy funds division of Old Mutual Wealth with the backing of TA Associates. The £550m deal is set to be announced before Christmas, Sky News reports. The buyout is part of Old Mutual’s managed separation, which is […]