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FSA holds N2 roadshow

The FSA is running a series of workshops for IFAs covering the new training and competence requirements that will come in at "N2". Due to demand, the regulator has doubled the amount of workshops to 12, which will be held around the country in July to October.

The workshops will concentrate on the FSA’s approach to T&C and supervision, the difference of the new regime to the old one under the PIA, and how to apply the new requirements. Similar workshops are being held for product providers.


Boyd makes little impact

Financial services public affairs consultant Jim Boyd made a small dent in Labour MP Chris Mullens&#39s huge majority in Sunderland South.Consolidated Communications divisional director Boyd, sitting as Conservative candidate, came second with 20.1 per cent of the vote, a swing to the Tories of 1.2 per cent in the safe Labour seat that Mullen holds […]

Minor problem with hot potato of Pet plan

So, stakeholder pensions are now with us. No doubt there will be many teething problems, even in the simple situation of someone wanting to effect a stakeholder pension scheme for their own benefit. What of the well publicised situation of effecting a stakeholder pension scheme on behalf of someone else, specifically a minor? We have […]

Portfolio Fund Management appoints sales manager

Portfolio Fund Management has appointed Ashley Busby as its new sales manager for the south of England.Busby joins from Perpetual where he was an account manager. In his new position, he will be responsible for expanding the company’s IFA links in the South.

Collins Stewart goes for absolute return

Mullin says: “Not a well known product provider. Offshore does not appeal to investors generally. It may appear overly complicated at first glance, and there is no history of performance and investment.”On the subject of the flexibility offered by the fund, Hosking says: “There is some flexibility with the broad range of asset allocation and […]


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