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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Mark Page and Laurent Millet, managers of the Artemis European Opportunities Fund, look at why, how and where fluctuations in European markets can generate opportunities for their fund. When asked what the stock market would do next, John Pierpont Morgan is reported to have replied that “it will fluctuate”. His (apocryphal) answer proved accurate. Over […]
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