14 June 2018

Emma Thomson: Not all clients know what they are covered for

Sitting beside the pool in Rhodes last week, I was surprised and rather pleased to hear a conversation between two fellow holidaymakers about protection insurance. Both men were self-employed and one was talking about how he struggled last year when off work due to an injury. The other was telling him about this insurance he […]

Is protection’s new kid on the block up to scratch?

Launched just last month, new protection player Guardian has yet to prove itself. But from what we can tell so far, we like this new approach. Some small but important details have been radically improved and, although the definitions still run to many pages, there is an overall theme of simplicity, with clients front of […]

Phil Wickenden: ESG investing is about more than being a good citizen

The past decade has seen environmental and social governance investing develop from a niche corner of the market to a popular asset class. But while there is an increased awareness among individuals as to the impact of their actions on the environment, there is much more to ESG investing than being a good citizen. Asset […]

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How to keep the FCA happy on outsourcing arrangements

While advice firms can outsource activities, they cannot outsource their responsibilities Advice firms are busier than ever, leading an increasing amount to turn to third parties to undertake activities that would have once been dealt with in-house. Outsourcing can provide a solution for those under pressure to deliver on long-term objectives, while juggling the day […]

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Paul Lewis: Advisers and financial journalists are one and the same

Advisers and financial journalists must support each other more in our different roles. After all, we both exist for the same reason Why do financial journalists exist? I am sure that it is a question many IFAs ask, especially when they read things they think are wrong, dangerous or fail to end with “find a […]

Protection Watch: Fresh thinking and power to the people

Protection Review chief executive Kevin Carr looks at recent market events Power to the people Now in its third year, the Protection Distributors Group has recently launched its “Claims Charter”, which aims to improve the basic levels of best practice undertaken by insurers when dealing with claims. Over the last two years, the group has […]