If the Conservatives form a Government next year and take a decision to abolish the FSA, a piece of complex legislation will be necessary, accompanied by a major period of regulatory personnel changes. I cannot see that being done by 2012.
There was an amusing, but a little too accurate for comfort, remark made on a satirical comedy show recently. It was at the time of the 40th anniversary of the moon landing and the varying descriptions accorded to the International Space Station were contrasted.
Matt Shafer, Head of International Distribution, discusses the firm’s philosophy around Durable Portfolio Construction, particularly the importance of putting risk first, thinking about better ways to use traditional asset classes and how to position alternatives in portfolios.
You may have seen some reporting on St James’s Place’s charges over the weekend courtesy of The Sunday Times. First up, kudos for continuing to push such an influential but guarded firm on such an important topic. Specifically, the claim was made that on a £1m pot invested over 20 years, clients would see almost […]
Platforms that have well-developed drawdown solutions will be best placed to help advisers navigate clients through retirement, says Seven Investment Management. 7IM head of intermediary Verona Kenny says platforms with strong offerings in the drawdown space are vital for proper client management. Speaking to Money Marketing, Kenny says: “Challenges for advisers to navigate include ensuring […]
There is an opportunity to abolish the tapered annual allowance and reform pensions tax relief more widely under Boris Johnson’s incoming government, experts say. The MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip was elected leader of the Conservative party today and will take over as prime minister tomorrow. Johnson beat off challenger and foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt […]