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Mortgage broker directors join SJP with new wealth management business

Two directors of a mortgage broker have set up a wealth management firm that will be part of St James’s Place. John Charcol sales director Peter Williams and marketing director Ben Larkin have  started wealth management business Firmitas Financial Services. Larkin says: “We are looking to team up with mortgage advisers and other professional introducers […]

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FCA appoints new co-directors for advice supervision

The FCA has announced two new co-directors for its financial advice and life insurance supervision. FCA director of competition Deb Jones and Nest Corporation executive director Debbie Gupta will be taking on the co-directorship in May. Prior to her position at the FCA, Jones was a director at the Office of Fair Trading for eight […]

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Scott Gallacher: Targeting millennials is a wasted effort

My fellow advisers and other industry experts often speak about a pressing need for us to engage with “millennials” (roughly speaking, the generation of 18- to 35-year-olds). However, I take a completely opposite view. I am not saying some millennials would not benefit from our advice, but in terms of our own businesses, actively targeting […]

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What’s behind Japan’s corporate earnings surge?

Japanese corporates reported record earnings growth in the second quarter of 2017, with nearly 70 per cent of companies beating expectations, leading to the biggest round of upgrades witnessed in over a decade. Watch Chris Taylor, Head of Japanese Equities, discuss the key drivers behind the surprise surge in corporate earnings. In the video, Chris discusses: Why […]

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