The Diary was concerned to read a headline in a national news paper suggesting that “FSA’s gold-plated rules threaten abattoirs”. However, on second glance, it appears that the long arm of the regulator has not stretched into monitoring the slaughter of animals and it was just another of those old Food Stan-dards Agency mix-ups. The […]
I have all due respect for Harry Katz’s prowess as an industry commentator and fellow contributor to these pages but I do wonder whether or not there is any point to what seems to be his ongoing feud with John Ellis over the purpose or relevance of the Personal Finance Society, as the LIA and the Sofa have now become.
Alexander Forbes Financial Services is offering a bespoke Sipp with Standard Life and Investment Solutions. The Alexander Forbes Standard Life Sipp uses multi-manager fund from Investment Solutions. Former Bureaux Group managing director Peter Quinton has been appointed director of public relations at Alexander Forbes.
While Trump blazes blond in the political foreground, it’s easy to overlook the economic background to the new political dimension of 2017. Political risk will be a feature of the year: the unpredictable and untested Trump administration has already created uncertainty, which is unlikely to diminish, especially if protectionist rhetoric starts to outweigh promises of […]
Firms believe the crime consumers are most at risk of is pension liberation fraud, according to the FCA’s first annual financial crime survey published today. The study of over 2,000 UK firms in 2017 gives a collective view of the activity being undertaken by firms to combat financial crime across the industry for the first […]
Increasing regulatory requirements and the quest for greater efficiency are leading more advice firms to bring in outside expertise A combination of regulation, legislation and improvements in technology are encouraging advisers to develop more rigorous and consistent processes. Recent research we undertook found over two-thirds of advice firms now operate a centralised investment proposition, showing […]
I have always been very pleased to count myself as one of the contributing IFAs here at Money Marketing. I find the whole process of writing this column thoroughly enjoyable and more than a little cathartic. However, I also feel quite a weight of responsibility, which sometimes makes writing certain pieces a little difficult. Just like […]