The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority has accredited the CII’s certificate, diploma and advanced diploma in financial planning. CII’s range of financial planning qualifications are now accredited into the National Framework, which enables a comparison with other regulated qualifications to be made. CII’s certificate in financial planning has been accredited at level 3, which is equivalent […]
December saw one of the biggest-ever recorded outflows from retail funds, according to the Investment Management Association.IMA statistics for the year-end show that outflows in November hit £332m but were even worse in December at £377m, with a £242m net withdrawal from property funds.However, the IMA says that with the exception of the final two […]
Scottish Life has added four investment partners and 16 funds to its core range.The new partners are Allianz Global Investors, BlackRock, HSBC and Newton, which join fund companies including Artemis, Baillie Gifford and Invesco Perpetual.The move brings the total fund choice in the core range to 82. Policyholders will have access to nine new actively […]
Written by Mike Riddell29 June 2016 Headlines over the past few days have screamed about record falls in sterling, record low bond yields and massive falls in equity prices. However, if you take a slightly longer view of markets rather than simply the one- or two-day reaction, I think it’s amazing how little markets have […]
Adviser trade body Pimfa has called on the government to go forward with the pensions dashboard as rumours swirl that ministers are considering abandoning the idea. Pimfa’s call comes after reports claim work and pensions secretary Esther McVey believes that the pensions dashboard would be a distraction to rolling out universal credit and so should […]
The Money Advice Service will soon be superseded by a new public financial guidance body, rolling it into Pension Wise and The Pensions Advisory Service. Money Marketing looks at some of the key stats for the organisation ahead of the transition.
The year so far has been full of manager and senior staff moves. Earlier this month, eight senior staff at Standard Life Aberdeen left to go to Aviva Investors, to join former Standard Life Investments equities head David Cumming. With moves like this in mind, is a management team or sole manager the better choice? […]