The Financial Services Compensation Scheme went even further in its attempts to offend natural justice this week with confirmation that intermediaries will pay the full burden of claims relating to Lehman-backed structured product providers.
Ross Jackson, Senior Marketing Manager There’s no denying that these days we expect things quickly. You might have noticed it first-hand during the flurry and rush of the Christmas period. The fact is that in a world of smartphones, social media and click and collect, most clients expect to get an instant response and a […]
Fund managers with a solid investment philosophy can identify their edge and the environment in which they will flourish My last column highlighted the weakness in relying on past performance in fund selection (weakness is putting it politely). I then provided an overview of some of the more qualitative factors advisers should consider when analysing […]
Sometimes plans gets derailed and you must prepare your clients for that More people than ever are surviving into their 90s and beyond, many with complex medical issues to deal with. Most advisers around my age will have a number of clients also of a similar age, where their own children are now independent financially […]
Data from the Office for National Statistics show that UK property prices grew 1.2 per cent from June to July, giving a nationwide average house price of £231,422. On an annual basis this figure stands at 3.1 per cent, down from last month’s growth of 3.2 per cent, and is the lowest annual rate since […]