Alternative investments have traditionally divided the financial advice market. Has their time come in an era of low returns? Adviser attitudes towards alternative investments have changed considerably in recent years, but the market remains divided on how they should be used. What was once seen as a niche market has now become far more prevalent […]
Providers will have to contribute 25 per cent of advisers’ Financial Services Compensation Scheme bills, the FCA has ruled today. Despite fierce opposition from some providers, and some advisers arguing that providers should pay up to 50 or 75 per cent in response to the FCA’s consultation, the regulator has decided to go ahead with […]
Consolidator Fairstone has launched a new Individual Buy Out programme to help advisers create exit strategies for their firms. The scheme enables advisers to build a long-term tax-efficient retirement fund while keeping continuity of service for their clients. Advisers will receive an initial capital sum, a proportion of ongoing fee revenue for an agreed period […]
Proximity and intimacy are two very different things. Don’t presume because you have the former that you have the latter. Fancy networking dos and swooshy soirees involve too many people in too small a room – and they rarely create memorable interactions. The digital world has torn down the barriers of space, supposedly enhancing our […]
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