Zurich has appointed David Etherington as chief growth officer to drive forward its expansion plans.
The Neptune Russia & Greater Russia fund is down sharply over recent months amid falls in the Russian market. Fund manager Robin Geffen has recently come back from visiting companies in Moscow and I have spoken to him on several occasions, so this is an opportune time to update you.
The former chairman of the FSA Howard Davies has urged the Government to take 10 – 20 per cent stakes in banks prevent them from having to be fully nationalised at a later stage
Jim Reeve chief executive officer, Positive Solutions
“Brown did well to put himself across as the man with the experience to bring back stability. What will be critical is to rebuild consumer confidence in the financial system and prevent money moving to Ireland.”
By Jamie Clark, Business Development Manager, Royal London Hot on the heels of consultations on tax relief and pension transfers and early-exit charges comes a new investigation into the advice gap, and how this can be bridged. Ever since the new pensions freedoms were introduced, concerns have been raised about how people can get access […]
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The FCA has confirmed it will consider if there needs to be better guidance around when it and the Financial Ombudsman Service can share information ahead of the FOS making its final decision. In a Complaints Commissioner final report, published on its website yesterday, commissioner Antony Townsend invited the FCA and FOS to discuss when […]
Lawyers for Sipp firm Carey Pensions have claimed the company did not break conduct of business rules when it set up a Sipp for a client, in a High Court dispute being heard this week. In the case, lorry driver Russell Adams alleges Carey Pensions missold him a Sipp in February 2012, when he was paid […]
When starting a new IFA practice five years ago, I assumed self-employed advisers would be self sufficient in the new business department. We instead focused on research, infrastructure and paraplanning, sales process, chartered status, client communications and so on. But while this was all very laudable, it was a waste of time. As a start-up, […]