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Tony Mudd: Protection pariah Aviva didn’t deserve the flak

The provider was under unfair pressure to drop critical illness cover from its relevant life policy “There is many a slip twixt the cup and lip”, so goes the old proverb. Whether you favour the English version “don’t count your chickens before they hatch” or the version attributed to Greek anthology meaning “many bad things […]

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FCA vows to improve register

The FCA has written to MPs to reassure them that upgrades to its register will make it easier for consumers to use. Responding to recommendations from the work and pensions select committee that any suspensions should appear at the top of a firm’s register entry and search results, chief executive Andrew Bailey writes that the […]

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Aim-listed adviser scoops another acquisition

Aim-listed advice and investment firm Harwood Wealth Management has continued its run of acquisitions with a deal to buy an Ascot-based retirement advice specialist. Harwood has acquired the assets of Plan65 for up to £1.56m depending on performance, with an initial payment of £810,000 coming out of Harwood’s existing cash reserve and the rest of […]

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Paul Lewis: FSCS funding row misses crucial point

The wrong people are paying the levy and the fund is not going to enough of the right consumers Consumers of financial services firms are not being given enough compensation when they are missold, misadvised or out-and-out cheated. Or, rather, not enough clients are being given compensation. We know that because, in most cases, they […]

Indian market rallies as Modi's popularity strengthens

Kunal Desai, manager of the Neptune India Fund, comments on the implications of the BJP’s historic election win in India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh. Read the full article here Important Information – for investment professionals only. Not for retail clients.  Investment risks  The Neptune India Fund may have a high volatility rating and past […]

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