A Channel 4 documentary has revealed further allegations of a lack of training and bias among adjudicators at the Financial Ombudsman Service. In an undercover investigation by the Dispatches programme, investigators express fears that “some people have just been thrown in with no training at all.” An investigator tells the undercover reporter: “There were people […]
National IFA LEBC has added weight to MPs’ calls to ban contingent charging on defined benefit pension transfers this morning. In a statement, the business says contingent charging will “inevitably” bias advisers in favour of transferring. LEBC director of public policy Kay Ingram says: “We agree that contingent charging should be banned. It is not […]
Significant gilt weightings continue to be recommended, despite concerning signals on their risk Government bonds play a pivotal role in a balanced portfolio; there are very few assets that provide the diversification benefits gilts can bring. So often over the last 30 years, when equity markets have zigged, bond markets have zagged, thereby smoothing return […]
Citywide Financial Partners adviser Clinton Askew has expressed his frustrations over the difficulty of creating a fair Financial Services Compensation Scheme, but says that working with the regulator has been an overwhelmingly positive experience a year after stepping down as chair of its smaller business practitioner panel. Reflecting with Money Marketing on his experience as […]
UK equity investment specialists Martin Cholwill, Richard Marwood and Henry Lowson focus on value in this short video with Lawrence Gosling, Editor of Investment Week. They share their thoughts on how they seek value for investors within UK equity markets, with particular consideration for the role of mergers and acquisitions. Past performance is not a […]
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