We caught up with Noel Butwell to find out his thoughts on how CII accredited support from Standard Life can help adviser businesses deal with the unprecedented level of demand and complexity that’s never been seen before. He talks about the best way to mitigate risk and reduce your admin, allowing you to concentrate on what you do best.
Emerging market stocks have rallied in the past week amid a rising oil price, recording seven consecutive days of gains. The MSCI Emerging Market Index has seen gains over the past seven days, wiping out the losses it made at the start of the year. The index now stands at 795.92, up 0.1 per cent in […]
Customers who entered drawdown contracts without an adviser following the pension freedoms have avoided classic amateur investing mistakes, new figures from Hargreaves Lansdown appear to show. Experts have been warning the Government reforms would leave non-advised customers exposed to market shocks and at risk of crystalising losses. But Hargreaves’ analysis of 27,000 self-managing customers indicates […]
The FCA has revealed how it will apply the core principles of the senior managers regime, which came into force for the UK’s largest financial institutions today, to its own staff. The regulator had previously pledged to apply the rules, designed to hold high-ranking individuals in financial services organisations to account for misconduct in their […]
Fewer savers with guaranteed annuity rates will be required to take advice before ditching the valuable benefits following a Government rethink on pension freedoms rules. However, policymakers have moved to strengthen the warnings people receive when transferring away from a scheme containing GARs in a bid to bolster consumer protection. Under rules introduced to protect […]
Mike Riddell, fixed income portfolio manager at Allianz Global Investors, reviews the performance of the UK government bonds market post-Brexit and assesses its future prospects, as well as giving his outlook for global fixed income markets and yields movements. In addition, he provides a brief analysis of the impact of Brexit and the Bank of […]
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