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Dick becomes IFP VP

Forty Two Wealth Management partner Alan Dick has been voted in as vice president of the Institute of Financial Planning. Dick will take over from Dunham Financial Services managing director Rebecca Taylor when she takes over as president in October.

Woodford condemns response to G4S

Invesco Perpetual income guru Neil Woodford has hit out at MPs for their reaction to the G4S Olympic security debacle, claiming their response has put the UK recovery at risk.

Butler promoted at Foster Denovo

National IFA Foster Denovo has appointed Joanna Butler to the newly created role of head of marketing. The internal promotion sees Butler move from Foster’s employee benefits arm, Secondsight, where she was marketing director for five years.

Adviser jailed

A former Honister adviser has been jailed for two years and nine months at Winchester Crown Court for a £380,000 fraud. The Salisbury Journal reports that former Honister Partners adviser Angus McClymont pleaded guilty to 14 counts of fraud by abuse of position between 2008 and 2011.

Nationwide ups rates

Nationwide is increasing its new customer fixed rates by 0.3 per cent and tracker rates by 0.2 per cent. Existing customers moving home or taking further borrowing will be priced 0.1 per cent below the new rates.


Which? blasts Saga over confusing OMO/single-tie message

Which? has criticised Saga for sending out a “confusing” message by having a single-tied annuity relationship whilst campaigning for prospective retirees to use the open-market option. The consumer body says Saga’s tied offering with Legal & General “sits uneasily” with its calls for consumers to shop around for the best deal. Last year, concerns were […]

Should you be looking at agriculture investing?

Investors looking for an asset class showing strong returns over the turbulent year to date may have noticed the recent gains made by soft commodities such as corn. The US midwest – a key growing area for crops like corn, wheat and soybeans – has been hit by its worst drought for 56 years, meaning […]


Do IFA networks have a future?

IFA networks provide a range of services to help advisers satisfy the heavy regulatory burden placed on the sector. But with the impact of the RDR on network business models, rising professional indemnity insurance costs, uncertain claim exposure and the recent collapse of Honister Capital, could the traditional network model be surviving on borrowed time? […]

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Out of context

“I am a man, I have never been a woman.” LV= head of retirement propositions Philip Brown explains why he enjoyed a book written from the male perspective. “I can never be too rude about the asset management industry, I go shooting with a lot of them.” Ashcourt Rowan group chief executive Jonathan Polin explains […]


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