View more on these topics

Thinc takes over Watterson

Thinc Group has bought Knutsford-based Watterson Wealth Management.

Watterson will now trade under the Thinc banner.

Founder George Watter-son says: “Thinc is a great brand and Axa is a great brand. I do not think that clients will take issue.

“Thinc has a clear andprogressive approach tomanaging clients’ wealth which is based on planning, service and expert advice.I am looking forward to an exciting future.”

The firm has 18 staff, including three advisers specialising in investment, retirement planning and tax advice. It has £152m funds under management and over 250 clients, with many having over £1m invested.

Thinc chief executive John Simmonds says: “Watterson Wealth Management has a great reputation and its high quality client base will help increase our influence and impact in this important area of the market. We have aggressive expansion plans and will continue to monitor good opportunities for further growth as we seek to consolidate our position as a premier provider of financial advice in the UK.”


Aon says clock is ticking for firms to reduce PPF levy

The Pension Protection Fund has finalised its method for calculating the 2008 levy but Aon Consulting says this leaves little time for companies to try and reduce their levy.Aon says it is pleased the PPF has taken on board the views of the industry on this issue as previously some areas of its methodology were […]

The Mortgage Company opts for Dashboard

The Mortgage Company has announced it is to use software from Dashboard, a subsidiary of Trigold, for their client management system.Dashboard, a web based software company was acquired by Trigold in December 2006. The company claims to have powerful workflow and case management functionality and covers the advisory, application and processing life cycle. The software […]

WP firms failing on independence

With-profits firms have been blasted for not going far enough in their governance and failing to have enough ind-ependent people on theircommittees.AKG Actuaries and Consultants names Scottish Widows, Royal Liver, LV= and Wesleyan Assurance as firms that have with-profits committees made up of non-executive directors, executive directors and evena former managing director, in the case […]

ABI in flood talks to setout principles

The Government and the Association of British Insurers are set to review the statement of principles to ensure flood defences are up to scratch.The ABI says the statement of principles needs updat-ing in light of last summer’s devastating floods and the effects of climate change.The statement of principles is an agreement where ins-urers offer home […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up


    Leave a comment


    Why register with Money Marketing ?

    Providing trusted insight for professional advisers.  Since 1985 Money Marketing has helped promote and analyse the financial adviser community in the UK and continues to be the trusted industry brand for independent insight and advice.

    News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
    Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

    Money Marketing Events
    Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, roundtables and more.

    Research and insight
    Take part in and see the results of Money Marketing's flagship investigations into industry trends.

    Have your say
    Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

    Register now

    Having problems?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3712

    Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am -5.00pm