Adviser becomes youngest PFS fellow at age 22

A 22-year-old adviser has become the youngest ever fellow of the Personal Finance Society. Vito Faircloth passed his final three exams last week to qualify to become a fellow of the professional body after 21 months of study. Faircloth qualified as a level four adviser in August 2015, and a year later joined Investment Quorum […]

Growth forecasts slashed on Brexit

The Office for National Statistics has put a figure on the projected impact on UK growth following the decision to leave the EU. Delivering the Autumn Statement today, Chancellor Philip Hammond says while “we cannot predict the deal we will strike” on Brexit, the ONS says potential growth will be 2.4 per cent lower than […]

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Pensions regulator encourages whistleblowers to come forward

The Pensions Regulator has encouraged whistleblowers to come forward if employers, trustees or scheme managers are not meeting their automatic enrolment obligations. In a blog on the regulator’s website, TPR said it wanted individuals to be aware of its whistleblowing service for when individuals notice problems with schemes, whether they be employers not paying contributions, firms […]

Is this the endgame for the current mergers & acquisitions boom?

Last year, worldwide mergers and acquisitions (M&A) rose to an unprecedented $4.7tn, according to Thomson Reuters, a 41 per cent increase over 2014. Anthony Forcione, senior equity analyst at Loomis Sayles, an affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management, looks at what’s been driving this particular wave of mergers. Click here to view full article: Loomis-Sayles


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