Auto-enrolment’s success will come tumbling down if contribution increases are not addressed properly You will not find many commentators who would deny that auto-enrolment has been a major success to date. Certainly, the results so far are very impressive, with opt-outs at well below 10 per cent and membership of workplace pension schemes reaching record […]
The nine advice firms acquired by Harwood Wealth Management in the first half of the year have added £310m assets under advice to the business. According to an update today, Harwood will pay a total of £10.9m for the acquisitions, completed in the six months to 30 April. Harwood says £6.7m of that total has […]
Putting the client first is a mantra for many advisers who take pride in providing quality service and value for money. For IFA firm Goldsmith Financial Solutions founder Hannah Goldsmith, this has meant refusing to play ball with investment groups that would charge her clients more in fees than the returns they would receive. “How much does it […]
Leading executives at some of Britain’s top firms have been described as using “pitiful and patronising” excuses for not promoting more women to corporate boards. According to a Government-backed review of gender balance in the FTSE 350, sexist bosses believe businesswomen “don’t fit in” at board level and “don’t want the hassle” of top quality […]
Loomis Sayles senior global economist James Balfour looks at the three main macro themes evident during October: a world lacking in demand; the strength of global market performance; and the required exit from profits recession. Click here
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