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IFP set to offer level four qualification

The Institute of Financial Planning says it plans to offer a QCF level four qualification for advisers, available later this year. Chief executive Nick Cann says it is impor-tant members can “access all aspects of their career development from their professional body”.


Value views

As lead manager on Prudential’s range of with-profits funds, Martin Brookes often finds himself making assetallocation calls that involve moving billions of pounds around markets. Last year, for example, his team shifted around 15 per cent of its £70bn with-profits portfolio into bonds, highlighting growing risks in equity markets. Brookes, who joined Pru in 1987, […]


Put a stop to false online advice

The most destructive bouts of misselling have shared the same visible early-warning symptoms. They are present again in one hitherto unnoticed corner of the market.


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