Recommended

3

Leader: MAS has finally been read its last rites – so what next?

After years of criticism, and almost £400m of advisers’ and other levy payers’ money, the death knell for the Money Advice Service has finally sounded. Money Marketing has long been a challenger of MAS in a bid to drive accountability about how it spends the phenomenal sums of money it receives courtesy of the financial […]

Lee Robertson
2

Lee Robertson: From flexibility to fear on pensions reform

It seems like an age since Chancellor George Osborne announced his intentions regarding pension freedoms. News of arguably the most far-reaching and radical reform to the retirement space seen since the introduction of personal pensions blindsided his political opponents. Initially at least it earned him the exact opposite of the poor reputation Gordon Brown received […]

Rookes-Caroline-MAS-2013-500x320.jpg
18

Money Advice Service to be scrapped

Chancellor George Osborne will announce the closure of the Money Advice Service later today as part of the Budget. Osborne’s decision comes as part of the review of Government-backed guidance services, launched alongside the Financial Advice Market Review last year. The service is set to be replaced by a much smaller body with a focus […]

Handcuffs-700x450.jpg

Former IFA Ponzi fraudster handed two extra years in jail

A former IFA serving a 10-year jail term for a Ponzi fraud has today seen his sentence extended by a further two years. A Southwark Crown Court judge added the 730 day penalty after Phillip Boakes failed to pay a confiscation order made at the same time his sentence was upheld in November. Boakes was […]

Simple yet sophisticated: the benefits of DFM investing

Nick Georgiadis, Head of DFM at Cazenove Capital, describes the benefits of a discretionary approach to investing — it enables advisers to escape the burden of research, provides a more sophisticated investment solution and, most importantly, helps meet return objectives of clients with the lowest possible risk. He also explains how to overcome the challenges […]

Newsletter

News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up

Comments

    Leave a comment