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.
Money Marketing would love to tell its readers that some clear choices are arising for advisers from the RDR but they are not yet.
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 […]
Helen Monks assesses the massive shift in business since A-Day to self-invested personal pensions
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.
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As someone training to be a cricket umpire, fair play matters to Fortitude Financial Planning director Chris Bowmer. Doing the right thing for clients is something he has adhered to from the start of his career, even in a 1980s sales environment with nothing to gain by delving beyond a client’s surface requirements. While he acknowledges […]
Fund managers who have helped pay compensation over the collapse of life settlement bond provider Keydata will receive a £12m refund, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme has announced. Keydata’s management has been embroiled in a multi-million-pound legal battle with the FCA since it collapsed in 2009. The total bill for compensation stands at more than […]
With no employer to fall back on, the self-employed are on their own when it comes to retirement saving. Irregular income patterns can make it harder to save regularly into a pension and commit to locking money away until age 55. Those who are building a business may see that as their biggest asset and […]