The FSA has appointed Mark Norris as its new chief operating officer, taking over from David Kenmir, who is leaving in April. Norris has 25 years experience in the industry, most recently as COO of Credit Suisse’s UK private banking business.
I don’t know how much more of this nonsense I can take. Joanne Segars is very knowledgeable when it comes to defined-benefit (final-salary based) pensions but the stance she is taking when representing the National Association of Pension Funds can only be because of vested interests. Let us hope that the Mad Hatter rejects her request for the Government to guarantee the Pension Protection Fund.
MPs have questioned the tripartite authorities’ relationship after the Prime Minister claimed he had no idea the FSA had found failings in HBOS when considering James Crosby as the regulator’s deputy chairman.
Trevor Greetham, Head of Multi Asset at Royal London Asset Management, reveals why clients should be seriously concerned when short-term holdings of cash turn into a long-term investment. There is nothing wrong with holding wealth in the form of cash on a short-term basis. For many people capital stability is important and access to ready cash […]
The government should not introduce any sudden hikes to auto-enrolment contributions as this could make savers uncomfortable. In a note published today investment manager Hargreaves Lansdown says auto-enrolment is entering an important stage as contributions rise next month. In April contributions will step up from 5 to 8 per cent with experts waiting to see […]
What is ahead for investment company boards? Warren Buffett said: “In the business world, the rear-view mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” It’s sometimes hard, if not impossible, for fund managers to know what they face in the future and how their portfolio should be positioned. One of the strengths of the investment company […]
Pentins director on her mission to discover why there are not more female advisers and her Women’s Wealth brand When Pentins Financial Planners director Samantha Secomb started her financial services career in the 1990s, being a financial adviser was essentially a sales role. Secomb can understand why that did not have great appeal for women, […]