FSA legal adviser and troubleshooter Harvey Knight has left the regulator to head the financial services arm of law firm Bevan Brittan LLP. His role included advising the FSA on the Parliamentary Ombudsman inquiries into Equitable Life.
The Mortgage Works will be launching an online point of sale offer facility from September 17.The system will be available on a number of buy to let products.Nationwide Specialist Lending managing director Andy McQueen says: “This is a fantastic development for The Mortgage Works. Not only does the instant POSO strengthen our online proposition, it […]
Profits have soared by 40 per cent for IFA network Alpha to Omega.The Winchester firm says profits rose to 732,000 for the year ending March 31 from 520,000 last year. Turnover increased by 7 per cent to 10.6m from 8.1m.The network has 42 member firms and is in its fourth year of trading. Chief executive […]
Nicolas Just, Head of Smart Beta at Seeyond, says the most important point to recognise about the Seeyond approach to investing is that it sees volatility as an asset class and, with its factor-plus products, it aims to build portfolios that will outperform an index over one year/achieve outperformance as frequently as it can.
The heralding of a new year is often positioned as an opportunity to make commitments for the next 12 months. People have the best of intentions as they declare they will exercise more, have a better diet or be kinder. Inevitably, as tumultuous events begin to unfold, however, these promises often fall by the wayside. […]
Beaufort Financial’s Nottingham director Gurmit Nahal on why she outsources investment management and how it enables her to focus on holistic financial planning and strategic oversight of portfolios Do you take care of your investment management in-house, outsource it to a third party or combine both approaches? Why do you do it that way?We outsource […]
Ahead of her appearance at Money Marketing’s flagship conference, Money Marketing Interactive this April, CISI award winner Rebecca Aldridge looks at making numbers more exciting and getting advisers and fund managers on the same page What one word or phrase do you think sums up the state of the financial planning profession today? Over-doing disclosure. Well-intentioned […]