Baigrie Davies has appointed head of financial planning Ian Howe to take over managing director Tom Baigrie’s role to allow Baigrie to focus more on Lifesearch. Baigrie will continue to oversee Baigrie Davies and the adviser firm will also be launching a wrap platform with Standard Life.
The Aggressive Adviser Fund Index has performed well since inception on November 1, 2004 with a total return of 54.4 per cent to February 5, 2007. This corresponds to an annualised return of 21.2 per cent, according to Financial Express.This puts it ahead of the Balanced and Cautious indices and also in front of the […]
Jelf Employee Benefits assesses the areas that employers should be aware of when considering operating in Sierra Leone, including healthcare access, delivery and insurance provisions. This report draws on various sources to highlight specific considerations for this emerging jewel in West Africa.
The FCA has warned financial planners that additional services offered by their platform may be in breach of its inducement rules. While the regulator has said that competition between platforms is working well for most consumers in its market study this morning, it has warned that add-ons for advisers that are paid for by the […]
The Liberal Democrats are calling for the government to introduce a cooling off period for people who take more than the minimum lump sum from their pension pot without taking financial advice. Currently, withdrawals over the 25 per cent minimum are taxed at an emergency tax rate, which can lead to pensioners paying too much […]
Regulator unveils proposed directory of senior financial services professionals, publishes fees for 2018/19 and approves new tech-based mortgage firms. The Financial Conduct Authority published a raft of reports, consultations and policy initiatives over the past month and many will have a direct impact on the mortgage sector. Recently, the FCA has put forward plans to […]