Standard Life is calling for the FSA to order all annuity providers to publish their rates and says firms that do not make their rates publicly available are not treating customers fairly.Head of pensions policy John Lawson says annuities should be treated the same as with-profits policies where all providers are required to publish bonus […]
I know I’ve said it before, but this really doesn’t feel like summer yet – in more ways than one. The inconsistent weather seems to be echoing the state of the markets, and the financial services sector is suffering the ripple effect.
Prudential is in discussions with technology and administration providers about renting a third-party wrap.The firm says it does not want to invest in building its own wrap but hopes to come to the market next year.It does not believe it has missed the boat on wrap, saying delaying a launch has enabled it to learn […]
Nearly a third of the staff in the FSA’s enforcement division are to leave this year either through redundancy or being moved to another department, with new blood on its way.The FSA says the enforcement division’s new team and structure will be in place by the end of November with a 20 per cent net […]
Content supplied by Natixis Global Asset Management This video from Natixis Global Asset Management focuses on Active Share. One strategy for the smarter use of equity investments is ensuring you get what you pay for. According to the company, looking at Active Share can give you a better perspective on where performance comes from. Active […]
Many advisers believe their availability to spend time with clients is the primary factor in them determining the value of the service they pay for, research shows. A survey conducted by consultancy Adviser Home found more than 80 per cent of advisers ranked ‘confidence and trust that we are available when needed’ as ‘very important.’ […]
By the end of this month, either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt will take up residence behind the world’s most famous black door. The race to succeed Theresa May gets more interesting by the day. And if it were supposed to be a virtual coronation for Boris, then someone should have told Jeremy Hunt, who […]
Technology is playing an ever bigger role in the day-to-day running of advice firms and provides a way for firms to position their businesses for the future. How are advisers using technology and what pieces of software can they not do without?