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Which regions have the highest risk ratings?

Money Marketing crunches the numbers with Dynamic Planner to paint a comprehensive picture of average risk ratings around the UK.

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How to demonstrate due diligence on risk rated funds

I was asked recently to give a presentation at an industry gathering of IFAs on the subject of, “How should advisers conduct due diligence on multi-asset funds?” This raises two main questions, first, what should IFAs be looking for when conducting due diligence and second, how should IFAs seek to assess suitability? Ultimately, you cannot […]

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IMA sets up consumer comparison site and may add risk ratings

The Investment Management Association is setting up a fund comparison website for consumers and is considering developing risk ratings for funds in the managed sectors. The site, set for launch in March, will enable investors to compare funds using searches based on minimum investment, minimum monthly savings and IMA sectors. A spokeswoman says the IMA […]

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SJP trainee adviser banned and fined for faking qualifications

A St James’s Place advice recruit has been fined and banned after he falsely claimed to hold CII qualifications. Former SJP trainee adviser Alexander Stuart has been ordered to pay a £34,000 fine by 28 September after telling senior supervisors at the firm that he was fully qualified to provide advice. According to the FCA […]

Pensions Ombudsman sides with Transact over pension transfer complaint

The Pensions Ombudsman has ruled in favour of Transact in a complaint that saw the platform blamed for pension losses of nearly £150,000. Pensions ombudsman Anthony Arter says the loss to the claimant’s pension fund after being transferred to the Bobins Pension Scheme in early 2008 on the recommendation of the now-defunct Fallon Financial Services, […]

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