Investment Clock Economic report: Solid, but sideways to slower

Senior Economist, Melanie Baker shares our latest Investment Clock Economic report, providing a deep-dive look into the current economic backdrop. Melanie observes that global growth continues at a solid pace for now, supported by still accommodative monetary policy and looser US fiscal policy.  She acknowledges that there are more signs that growth has peaked and […]

Profile: Acumen MD on growing your own advisers

Acumen Financial Partnership managing director Angela Maher discusses succession plans and family values Family crops up a lot when Acumen Financial Partnership managing director Angela Maher talks about business. It is clearly important. Having come from generations of people who ran their own businesses in industries such as farming, you could say it is is […]

Lack of workplace advice will cost business, planning heads say

Employers who do not invest in financial advice for their staff risk decreased productivity in their workplace, leading planning heads have said. Provider and technology providers have called for employers to take financial advice more seriously and help employees plan for retirement after Chase de Vere research last week showed 83 per cent of companies […]

Consolidator AFH buys fourth advice firm in two weeks

Consolidator AFH has bought its fourth financial advice firm in just two weeks. Bedfordshire-based Ashton House IFA Limited becomes the latest firm to join AFH and is the 13th acquisition it has made this year. AFH will pay up to £2.6m for Ashton House. Adviser Tony James, the sole IFA at the firm according to […]


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