When Openwork chief executive Mark Duckworth speaks about the drop in adviser numbers since the late 1980s the figures sound astonishing: 285,000 advisers serving a UK population of 50 million in 1989, compared with 23,000 advisers available for 64 million people today. Put another way, there are currently around 200,000 consumers for every adviser when, […]
David has been to see a potential new client about pensions. Paul was a friend of an existing client but took the view pensions were an easy subject. He was somewhat reluctantly seeing David, as it had been suggested he could do with some specific advice, particularly around death benefits and inheritance tax. Paul was […]
Industry bodies are looking to create a “coalition” with consumer groups to help strengthen the voice of the advice profession and improve trust in the sector. The Personal Finance Society has stepped up its consumer profile with the launch of a money guidance website, while ex-IFA Association director general Garry Heath plans to work closely […]
ABI, NAPF and the Trade Union Congress back commission to tackle short-termist political approach to retirement saving.
Rob Burnett, Head of European Equities, Neptune An inflection point was reached during the middle of 2016 as investors realised that interest rates simply could not fall any further. We believe this was the catalyst for the outperformance of value strategies over quality growth, with the share prices of banks, materials companies and energy stocks […]
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