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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Alliance Trust Savings’ new boss must “instil common sense” across the business and start to engage with advisers if they are to salvage the platform’s reputation, IFAs have said. Industry insiders have welcomed news of ATS chief executive Peter Mill’s departure, but say the platform needs to move quickly to fix its service issues. Frustrated advisers are […]
The FCA has said that the Financial Ombudsman Service does not need more guidance on how it should match the regulator’s rules with the complaints adjudicator’s judgments. While the FCA regulates firms according to its handbook, FOS decides on complaints based on a ‘fair and reasonable’ test, that is, whether the claim would be successful […]
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