At the beginning of 2015, we highlighted that the new pension freedoms that come fully online on 6 April also represent a very attractive opportunity for the criminal fraternity to scam savers out of some, or all, of their accumulated retirement savings.
What does the outlook for fixed income look like for the rest of the year? It was a sobering start to the year for fixed income, and we observed a more divided set of opinions than we have seen for a long time. Aside from the brief wobble in the last week in December, which […]
The Financial Ombudsman Service has told BlackStar Wealth Management to compensate five different clients for the unsuitable advice it gave them to transfer out of their pension schemes. Five upheld rulings against the West Midlands-based firm have been published since the start of the year. All the clients were advised to transfer out of their […]
BNY Mellon’s head of distribution in the UK and Ireland Fergus McCarthy has stood down from the position. He is currently on gardening leave, but it is unclear at this stage where his next role in the industry will be. McCarthy was poached from his sales manager role at Martin Currie to become sales director […]