IFA Promotion has been awarded a Plain English Campaign Award for its consumer guide Financial advice: The buzzword is independent. The guide, aimed to clear up any confusion surrounding financial advice after depolarisation, topped the 2005 Plain English category as one of the years clearest documents.
Threesixty services is launching a new financial services training faculty for IFAs.The service is designed to help members of staff obtain the Certificate in Financial Planning or the Certificate for Financial Advisers qualifications.It is specifically geared towards admin staff after threesixty research found a differentiating factor between IFA firms is the quality of the back […]
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The Exchange has launched a new version of its web building solution for advisers, Advisernet, offering additional functions and features.The new Advisernet provides users of the portals Exweb service with a bespoke website including the ability to customise each page, unlimited extra pages, on screen editing of content and full compliance audit trail.The Exchange says […]
Are endowment-chasing firms operating in the Wild West of financial services? Some of the stories emerging from the the sector would suggest as much.
Dr. Andrew Lo, Founder and Chief Investment Strategist at AlphaSimplex, discusses why it is difficult to keep a long-term perspective in short-term markets.
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Standard Life Aberdeen has reported outflows of £31bn in its full year results, six months after the mega merger at the Scottish fund houses completed. In August 2017, Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management joined forces to become Standard Life Aberdeen, a giant global asset management powerhouse running £655bn assets. In its full year results, […]
Aviva has sold the rest of its Spanish businesses as it continues to pivot back towards the UK market. Aviva began disposing all of its Spanish life and pension businesses last September, following on from the sale of its Italian joint venture and offshore Friends Provident International businesses earlier in 2017. Since 2009, it has […]
Standard Life Aberdeen has sold its insurance arm to Phoenix in a £3bn deal. In the first results since the merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management, the firm has said it has decided to exit the insurance market. Phoenix will pay a total of £2.3bn in cash for the business. Standard Life Aberdeen […]