The FCA and The Pensions Regulator are working on a pensions regulatory strategy to set out how they will work together to tackle risks to the pensions sector in the next five to 10 years. The regulators will hold several events in London, Edinburgh and Manchester in the Spring. A statement from the FCA says: […]
There are lots of reasons why I should ditch my Blackberry. For starters, networks do not make it easy to buy the things. My current model – The Priv – was astonishingly hard to find. Despite calling infinite Vodafone locations around the country, it was impossible to locate a store with a floor model I […]
Active Wealth, one of nine firms that has stopped giving pension transfer advice in light of the British Steel pension saga, has gone into liquidation. An insolvency notice published by The Gazette on 12 February shows liquidator Crossfields was appointed on 5 February by the creditors. The Midlands-based firm has attracted attention for its role […]
Advisers will need to review their sales process ahead of new regulation designed to increase competition in the shrinking annuity market. The FCA published a policy statement in May last year setting out requirements for firms to tell consumers how much they could gain from shopping around before they buy an annuity. The directive comes […]
Lucy Macdonald, portfolio manager, The Brunner Investment Trust PLC, discusses the aims and objectives of the trust and how recent political uncertainty has impacted her investment decisions. Lucy also discusses current investment themes, with a spotlight on internet businesses, and explains why investors should consider Brunner.
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