Ros Altmann

Altmann: Govt has a ‘lack of faith’ in IFAs

Former pensions minister Ros Altmann has said that the government is reluctant to make sure people get financial advice because of a “lack of faith in advisers”. Speaking at Money Marketing’s In Focus conference on pensions and investments this morning, Altmannn said that advisers had been unfairly tarnished by rogues in the profession. She said: “There’s a […]


FCA invests over £150k in Live and Local adviser events

The FCA has so far spent more than £150,000 on its regional events for investment, general insurance and mortgage firms. The total cost of the Live and Local events so far is £154,204. The events include sessions on compliance and professional governance for advisers, and industry roundtables. There are also one-to-one “surgeries” with an FCA […]


Why clients need to overcome annuity aversion

Retirees often say they want their pension fund to provide a guaranteed income that will last for their lifetime. They just don’t want an annuity. Anyone watching consumers engage with the retirement market in recent years will be well aware of this glaring paradox. Money Marketing recently highlighted FCA research showing that just using the […]

Preparing bond positions for a post-Trump era

Like many people, my knowledge of US politics is driven somewhat by the excellent TV series The West Wing. While watching Donald Trump’s victory speech, it certainly felt like another Netflix blockbuster coming to a climactic end. Unfortunately, we  need to pinch ourselves as the new series is just beginning. When Trump states he wants […]

Frexit & contagion risk in Europe

Rob Burnett, Head of European equities at Neptune Many commentators have suggested that the UK’s exit from the European Union will trigger a domino effect, leading to its eventual break-up. Is this likely and what is the mechanism for this to happen, asks Rob Burnett, Manager of the Neptune European Opportunities Fund. Read more: […]


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