Sesame must compensate a client who complained she was missold a personal pension by one of the network’s former appointed representatives. According to a Financial Ombudsman Service decision, in 2002, Mrs P met with an adviser of a business that was at the time an appointed representative of Sesame. Following this meeting Mrs P agreed […]
Gold prices historically have maintained a tight, inverse relationship with real yields on 10-year US Treasuries, but this relationship has weakened in the past year, suggesting the precious metal’s price is now being driven by other forces. Real yields are adjusted for inflation, so the real yield on 10-year US Treasuries, for example, is the […]
The end of the “boom” in pension transfers could be in sight, consultancy the Lang Cat predicts. The Lang Cat has published its latest platform market scorecard, which found pension gross inflows to platforms dropped 16 per cent in the first quarter of 2018 when compared to the fourth quarter of 2017. This was compared to […]
Advisers should consider recording all conversations and meetings with clients so they can present a full picture of communication to PI insurers for renewal, according to panellists at Money Marketing Interactive. Appleton Gerrard financial planner Kusal Ariyawansa says he follows the practice of recording all conversations. He says: “If people aren’t financially savvy, advice runs […]
Ewan Thompson, Head of Emerging Market Equities, Neptune The outperformance of emerging markets that began in January 2016 and extended through the rest of that year and 2017 has continued in the first months of 2018. Perhaps the most important driver behind this sustained strength – the first consecutive years of outperformance since 2009/10 – […]
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