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FOS penalises adviser over not reviewing Ucis investments

An adviser must compensate a client for failing to monitor the performance of Sipp investments in two unregulated collective investment schemes. A Financial Ombudsman Service decision says Welsh advice firm Sebastian & St James International Financial Advisers is responsible for the reduction in the client’s pension. In October 2011 the client, Mr P, met an […]

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When will ESG take off with advisers?

The buzz around sustainable and ethical investing has been growing in recent years as more people become environmentally and socially aware. In response, asset managers such as Schroders, Investec and Aegon have all jumped on the bandwagon and are pushing a vast array of funds with an ethical dimension as the appetite for responsible investment […]

Can you put a hat on?

By Sarah Scott, marketing consultant You might think the question in the title is a strange one. Perhaps even more so when you learn that it’s one of several asked as part of an assessment for Employment Support Allowance eligibility in the opening scenes of the 2016 film, ‘I, Daniel Blake’. Daniel is a carpenter […]

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