1 March 2018

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Alan Hughes: Did FCA authorisation process fail British Steel members?

Questions have been raised as to whether the regulator should have spotted warning signs at the key firms involved earlier. Recent weeks have seen depressingly familiar headlines being bandied about, as the British Steel saga continues to play out. Hearing the phrase “pensions misselling scandal” being regularly used shows that, despite the progress made on […]

Juan Alcaraz

The Big Interview: Allfunds chief executive on becoming the Amazon of the distribution world

Juan Alcaraz explains how big data is going to transform the investment industry. European platform Allfunds chief executive Juan Alcaraz is described by some as the most powerful man in the continent’s fund industry. The ex-global chief executive of Santander Asset Management first had the idea of building a platform business while he was working as […]

Tony Wickenden: Is IHT in line for a shake up?

The Office for Tax Simplification has been tasked with reviewing the current rules. The Chancellor has requested the Office for Tax Simplification carry out a review of inheritance tax. The main focus of the IHT General Simplification Review will be on ensuring the administration and making payments of the tax is fit for purpose and […]


Phil Wickenden: Next generation advice models

December 2012 had all the hallmarks of finality. A galactic alignment 26,000 years in the making and an historic “year zero” according to arcane texts, signalling a great end to the world as we know it. This was expected to be the day that massive solar flares were to burst off our sun, scorching the […]