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As the pensions blame culture builds momentum we can see signs that one person’s freedom will inevitably become another’s liabilities. Whatever automation is put in place, life changes. Fading memories, by age or by design, will mean “safe” and “drawdown” are not an easy pairing. If you ever attend a financial planning conference in the […]

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Big Bang, RDR and pension freedoms ‘nightmare’: A 30-year advice evolution

Money Marketing has played a major role in catering to a readership which has evolved from the door-to-door direct salesforces of the life insurance industry to a professional body of advisers during the publication’s 30-year history. PR agency Lansons chief executive Tony Langham described the title as a “critical friend” to the financial services industry […]

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Chris Gilchrist: The real agenda behind the advice review

Instead of being infuriated by the FCA’s request for input to the Financial Advice Market Review, I have chosen to adopt the viewpoint of a connoisseur of bureaucratic obfuscation and Sir Humphrey-style manipulation. Sir Humphrey starts with apple pie: the objective of the review is “to look at how financial advice could work better for […]

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Capital Market Notes, November 2016 David Lafferty, chief market strategist at Natixis Global Asset Management, looks at the impact on markets and portfolios since the somewhat surprising outcome of the US election. Click here

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