Winning three trophies at this year’s Unbiased media awards is serious business for Jonothan McColgan. In fact, his livelihood depends on it. As the owner of small advice firm Combined Financial Strategies, McColgan cannot compete with the marketing budgets of bigger firms. He has had to find other ways to attract clients, so winning industry awards has become […]
Claims made by the Bank of England’s chief economist that advisers do not understand pensions have been branded “extraordinary” and “irresponsible” by the industry. Advisers say the comments damage the reputation of financial services and undermine efforts to boost consumers’ confidence in the sector. Speaking at an event for think-tank New City Agenda in London […]
If there is one thing in financial services Simon Culhane just cannot fathom it is the idiosyncrasies of the regulatory system. The chief executive of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, now encompassing the Institute of Financial Planning, is baffled at the over-regulation of financial services relative to other industries. Take gambling, for example. […]
To say Japan has had a tricky start to the year is an understatement. Negative interest rates introduced at the end of January bizarrely boosted the yen, while equities tumbled 14.7 per cent in the two weeks following the cut. That is Japan in a nutshell really: investors can either be wildly successful or wildly […]
Dividends are under pressure in some areas: but reliable yields can still be found. So says Adrian Frost, manager of the Artemis Income Fund, in conversation with Lawrence Gosling.
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