IFA Promotion has pledged its support for Aifa and the Institute of Financial Planning’s initiative to help IFAs move to a fee-based model. IFAP data reveals the number of enquiries for details of fee-only IFAs increased from 13 per cent to 17 per cent last year.
Money Marketing’s front-page articles last week have prompted me to write. I do this with some trepidation as within 24 hours of the last time I dared to raise my head above the parapet criticising the FSA and asking difficult questions, I was told by my network that the FSA had contacted them, stating that […]
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In the May stockmarket correction, emerging markets and high-beta stocks were among the hardest hit by investors’ flight from risk.
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