I like to think one of the skills that makes me a decent adviser is the ability to convert complex, illogical and sometimes-opaque notions into bite-sized snippets of information clients might understand. Thirty years in the job has led me to accept, although we live and breathe our subject, that is simply not the case […]
Running a financial services firm is a bit like engineering, according to engineer turned Attivo Group chief executive Stephen Harper. It is all about systems that can break down completely if they have not been properly maintained, or if the smallest component stops working. “The reason why the system on an engine breaks is usually […]
Of all the sayings about the media’s need to remain neutral when delivering information to the public, one of the most over-used is that from former Guardian editor CP Scott back in the 1920s: “Comment is free but facts are sacred.” If so, then my column last week, in which I criticised the backward nature […]
ABI, NAPF and the Trade Union Congress back commission to tackle short-termist political approach to retirement saving.
The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) has recently launched a new campaign warning people about the threat of pension scams. In light of this, WEALTH at work, a leading provider of financial education in the workplace, supported by guidance and advice, shares their top tips on how employees could avoid losing their pension to scams and fraudsters. […]
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