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Chris Gilchrist: Give financial planners the respect they are due

Human beings measure whatever can be measured. Then they turn the numbers into a battleground of different views. Arguments about costs of financial products and levels of adviser fees follow this pattern. Like many advisers, I am confident that most of our clients gain benefits, in the form of tax relief gained and tax not […]

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Theresa May: We’re coming after tax advisers

Prime minister Theresa May has pledged to take action against financial advisers who help the rich avoid tax. In a speech at the Conservative Party conference today, she singled out financial advisers along with accountants as targets in the government’s clampdown on tax avoidance. May says: “If you’re a tax-dodger, we’re coming after you. If […]

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Gabriel is no angel for advisers

There are times when I do not envy the lot of advisers. The time when the inevitable, presumably heart-sinking feeling sets in when yet another bill for the Financial Services Compensation Scheme comes through is a case in point. Grappling with regulatory returns and compiling the myriad data sets required by the FCA every six […]

Key themes for 2017

Capital Market Notes, December 2016 Dave Lafferty, chief market strategist at Natixis Global Asset Management, assesses the accuracy of his 2016 outlook and provides his thoughts and outlook for 2017. Click here to read the full article

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