Like most financial advisers, I find it hard to turn down a conversation. It was drummed into me all those years ago. Now, however, it can be a case of trying to get out of a conversation once someone hears you are an adviser, for we are no longer two a penny but gold dust. […]
Anthony Villis, Managing Partner at First Wealth, discusses what makes a successful advice firm.
Treasury committee chairman Andrew Tyrie has demanded an investigation into KPMG’s role as the auditor for collapsed bank HBOS. During the preparation of a report that last month slammed the FSA for its failings in investigating the bank, the Financial Reporting Council was invited to probe KPMG’s work, but declined to do so. Tyrie describes […]
The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association has re-elected its board and made Kevin Purvey its new chairman. Purvey, who is head of intermediaries at Coventry Building Society, takes over from Aldermore managing director of mortgages Charles Haresnape on 1 December. BM Solutions head Phil Rickards takes over from Purvey as deputy chairman. Haresnape, Precise Mortgages managing […]
By Douglas Turnbull, head of Chinese Equities, Neptune The 19th Party Congress is coming up late in 2017. During years of bears waiting for China’s challenges to turn critical, policymakers in Beijing have made meaningful steps to address them, and we believe will continue to do so. Even as growth is slowing, it is rebalancing […]
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