The FSCS has declared 43 firms in default. The list of firms, available on the FSCS website at www.fscs.org.uk , includes Worcester based John Coverdale Associates, Stafford-based P D C Insurance Services and Kent-based Alder Broker Group.
The Pensions Regulator is developing a free e-learning programme for pension trustees. The programme is available on the regulator’s website and will form the basis of a voluntary qualification for trustees to be launched by the Pensions Management Institute in April. The first tranche will be available in January and will cover units one and […]
Scottish Life head of pension strategy Steve Bee criticises the amount that the Government is spending to promote stakeholder when he says it is unsuitable for millions of people. Bee says it is crucial to get the public to save more but claims it is foolish to pretend that pouring money into this sort of […]
Optimism is as American as baseball and apple pie. And since the financial crisis, being optimistic about US equities has paid off: they have outperformed every other major developed market by a comfortable margin. Yet while there remain plenty of good reasons to be optimistic about US equities, Stephen Moore, manager of the Artemis US […]
Balance: Wealth Planning managing director on setting up a new firm and being fed up with inadequate systems Advisers are waking up to the fact that younger people are the clients of the future, and Balance: Wealth Planning managing director Rebecca Aldridge is no exception. She is weeks away from launching a second company that will […]
Two professional bodies have joined forces to co-brand and promote an Islamic finance qualification. The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment’s Islamic Finance Qualification was launched in 2007 and has now got backing from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. CISI and ACCA signed a memorandum of agreement regarding their collaboration on the Level 3 […]