GMAC-RFC managing director for sales and marketing Godfrey Blight has become the new chairman for IMLA, the association announced today.Current chairman Guy Batchelor – sales & marketing director at Lehman Brothers – will become deputy chairman. Nationwide specialist lending director Paul Howard and GE Money Home Lending chief executive officer Colin Shave both have been […]
I had to do a triple take on your report that among the top three things Patrick Gale will miss about working at Sesame are the FSA and the pressure of handling regulatory changes. (It is mildly interesting to speculate on what the third thing might be – the money perhaps?) The reason for my […]
Too little attention in the RDR debate has been focused on the consumer. Ultimately, there is a need to look back at the RDR and its core objectives. There is a need to make sure that we get a better and not just different outcome from this review. There must be a recognition that consumers share responsibility. We, as IFAs, have a unique level of access to consumers’ wants and needs.
Income drawdown has become an attractive proposition. But adopting a ‘decumulation’ strategy also carries risks. What are the risks advisers need to be aware of? Read the decumulation challenge. Click here to read full article
Invesco Perpetual leads the latest edition of the infamous Spot the Dog report, which identifies underperforming equity funds, as the number of dogs hits a record high. In its bi-annual Spot the Dog report, Bestinvest names and shames funds that have underperformed their benchmarks for three consecutive years and by more than five per cent over […]
Most firms regulated by the FCA are satisfied with its performance and believe it is an efficient regulator, the watchdog has said. The survey conducted by the FCA and its Practitioner Panel – one of its advisory bodies – sought feedback on the regulator’s performance from the firms it oversees. The results showed that both satisfaction and […]
Investing at this stage of the market cycle is a tough balancing act. While over-exposure to risky assets leaves a portfolio vulnerable when a correction really bites, taking too much risk off the table too soon can mean missing out on the remaining opportunities which may still present themselves over the coming months. With so […]