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Falcon Group strengthens management team

Falcon Group has appointed Louise Whelan as head of professional standards. Whelan remains as company secretary. Sophia Forsey has been promoted to succeed Whelan as compliance manager.

The Bristol-based IFA which manages over £250m of investments will be announcing further appointments in the new year to assist in planned future acquisitions.

Falcon Group managing director Julian Telling says : “Following another successful year, we are now strengthening our senior management team to assist with the acquisitions of, or joint ventures with, other IFA businesses.”


Legal & General – High Income Trust

Thursday, 4th January 2001.Aim: Income by investing in corporate bonds.Minimum investment: Lump sum £1,000, Isa lump sum £500, monthly £30.Investment split: 100 per cent in corporate bonds.Yield: 8 per cent.Isa link: Yes.Pep transfers: No.Charges: Annual 1 per cent.Special offer: For Isa investments, if funds are still invested as at December 31, 2001, annual management fees […]

Aim is for smooth switch to licences

The next year brings a series of changes for mortgage lenders as they prepare for the implementation of regulation at the start of 2002. During the first half of the year, the FSA will seek to finetune its consultation process so that in July it can publish the final rules and lenders can start applying […]

FSA seems keen to apply discipline in certain areas

As the year 2000 was drawing to a close, the FSA took the moral high ground in disciplining nine of its employees who had tried to resend the infamous “Find Claire Swires” email. We are now waiting for the consultation document on what the next step in the pro cess will be. Aside from the […]

Deadline looms for loan advisers

Mortgage advisers have two years to sit exams before professional qualifications bec ome mandatory but the Mortgage Code Compliance Board is hoping the entire industry will sign up by the end of the year. The official deadline for advisers to obtain the qualification is December 2002 but in the meantime the MCCB says its rules […]


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