The FSA has fined RSM Tenon Financial Services Limited £700,000 for failings in its advice and sales processes for Lehman-backed structured products and also for failing to prevent unsuitable advice on structured product and pension switching.
Multi-manager group Russell Investments has created four funds to help IFAs with asset allocation and portfolio construction. These follow the launch of Russell’s helping advisers website, which provides IFAs with online resources and tools, including help with asset allocation and understanding the markets.
Trapped between expectations for near double-digit returns and strong apprehensions about investing in persistently volatile markets, investors worldwide are of the opinion that professional financial advice is worth the fee. But even though they believe individuals who work with a financial professional are more likely to achieve their goals, investors have a clear vision of […]
As we hurtle towards the new year, it is worth remembering much of the so-called client-centricity discussed is, in fact, little more than process that will not determine whether you win, lose or draw. Sure, a process needs to be reliable, cost-efficient and to point the right service at the right people. But it is […]
The Association of Member Nominated Trustees and the UK Sustainable Investment Association have urged pension funds to keep an eye on whether their investment consultants’ sustainable investment advice lives up to the minimum service requirements under regulation. The AMNT and UKSIF says consultants should meet minimum requirements as soon as possible so as not to […]