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Former Intrinsic commercial director Adam Smith has joined Fairstone as chief operating officer. Smith will start at Fairstone with immediate effect and will also join the consolidator’s executive committee. Smith held the role of proposition director with Intrinsic from September 2015, moving to the position of commercial director in January last year. He is also […]

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Pensions dashboard petition reaches 100,000 signatures

A public petition against proposed government plans to shelve the pensions dashboard has been signed by more than 100,000 people. The 38degrees-hosted petition is addressed to MP Esther McVey and is entering its fourth week live. It follows McVey’s July comments reported in The Times that the dashboard is not the responsibility of the government and should be […]

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Why I went restricted: Three advisers share their stories

Some advisers are welded to independence but for others restricted status makes more sense. Three restricted advice firms share their experiences  The one-man band  Lowland Financial managing director Graeme Mitchell became restricted after he was advised that a one-man band would not be able to demonstrate true independence after the Retail Distribution Review. “I took compliance advise and spoke to the FCA asking how feasible is it for a one-man band to demonstrate […]

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Europe: Political risk on the rise?

By Rob Burnett, Head of European Equities, Neptune In recent weeks, worrying headlines have been emerging from Spain, Germany and Italy amidst political unrest. Is political risk on the rise in Europe, asks Neptune’s Rob Burnett? Click here Important Information – for investment professionals only. Investment risks   This Fund may have a high volatility rating […]

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