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Simple PTA move for ScotEq Protect

Scottish Equitable Protect is moving into the pension term assurance market with a simple life product.


FSA probes advice on cashing in WP

The FSA is running an investigation into the with-profits sector amid fears that advisers are not knowledgeable enough to advise clients on whether to cash in policies. The regulator says it has received anecdotal evidence of poor advice and a failure to move beyond the dogma that open funds are good, closed funds are bad. […]

Degrees of separation

James Salmon reports on the PFS’s drive to bring young graduates into the financial advice business

Fund firms told they should consolidate ranges

Fund management firms should look to consolidate their existing fund ranges before launching new prod-ucts, say two leading investment figures. Hargreaves Lansdown head of research Mark Dampier says firms often seem keener to attract new investors than service the needs of existing investors while Credit Suisse joint head of multi-manager Gary Potter warns that it […]

Bite the bullet

Last week’s turmoil in Japan could offer a buying opportunity, says Matt Davis


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