According to a business associate of mine (and someone considering his own retirement options) “the sands have shifted since the pensions freedoms were announced”. Now they are here, he believes most rational people will work out the cash option is not that attractive considering the tax implications and the problem of where to reinvest it. […]
The idea of “insistent clients” conjures up the notion that long-standing clients will somehow morph into unruly teenagers who won’t do what they are told. Clearly that is not the case. But neither are advisers jumping the gun here. Advisers are right to be agitated about the lack of clear regulatory guidance about how to […]
The ongoing economic reforms, continued loose monetary policy and a weak yen keep boosting earnings momentum across corporate Japan. The Japanese market gained further traction last week with the Nikkei 225 Stock Average closing above 20,000 for the first time in 15 years. Elsewhere the broader TOPIX index also surpassed its highest level since November […]
Regulatory fees are rocketing and advisers are being asked to accept more risk into their business. At the same time, advisers are regarded as low risk compared to other parts of the industry. Something needs to change if the FCA is to fulfil its responsibility to encourage healthy competition among all aspects of financial services, […]
It can be difficult for employees to control their spending habits, in fact they may not realise that they have bad habits at all.
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