John Chatfeild-Roberts: Fears over China are misplaced

From the market peak in April to the beginning of August, developed world equities traded broadly sideways to slightly downwards, while their Asian and emerging market peers fell relatively consistently in sterling terms. China’s decision to devalue its currency exacerbated this trend, with the contagion finally spilling over into the developed world, resulting in significant […]


FSCS declares 42 firms in default

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme has declared 42 firms in default, 28 of which are investment and life and pension firms. The list of 42 firms also includes seven mortgage brokers. Customers of those companies can now make claims for compensation to the FSCS, which is funded by an industry levy. The following 28 firms, […]

Lisa Winnard: Making a success of succession planning

For the majority of financial advice firms, talent is their most important asset. With this in mind, a planning strategy can be a real motivator for those being actively developed for a successor role in the foreseeable future. But how do we make a success out of succession planning for the wider personnel population? My […]


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