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“Have you seen the auto-enrolment rap?”

A DWP press officer explains to an MM hack why the Government is down with the kids.

“I’m not really sure why I’ve been invited.”

Evolve Financial Planning director Jason Witcombe doubts himself as he networks with the great and the good of financial services at the annual Lansons party.

“It’s an anagram of scampi.”

Wealth Management Association chair Tim Ingram explains the real reason it has changed its name from Apcims.

“I’m aghast at how much I don’t know”

Former work and pensions committee chair and LibDem peer Lord Kirkwood offers his views on financial services.



FCA bans and fines two advisers over £35m property scheme

The FCA has fined two advisers a total of £885,000 and banned them from holding any position at a financial firm after they advised over 300 clients to invest over £35m in a series of property developments. Mark Bentley-Leek and Mustafa Dervish, who were both directors of Surrey-based Bentley Leek Financial Management, were found by […]


Is the future bleak for high-yield bonds?

High yield bonds are continuing to deliver strong performance but fund managers are warning that the quality of issuance could slowly start to deteriorate. As with other fixed income assets, high yield saw its share of challenges earlier this year as investors fled bonds amid mounting fears over tapering of the US quantitative easing programme. […]

Jamie Jenkins

Standard Life calls for FCA to simplify auto-enrolment disclosure

Standard Life is calling on the Financial Conduct Authority to simplify its pension rules for auto-enrolment to avoid confusion among employers and employees. Existing pre-auto-enrolment rules mean prospective members receive key product information on contract-based schemes before they make a decision to join. The information is designed to help them make an informed decision about the […]


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