It seems that Money Marketing’s pre-Christmas rant in the form of an A to Z of PR has goaded, as was intended, some PR folk to write an A to Z of hacks as a rebuke.One press officer from a Scottish life office compiled his own.Here is a pick of the bunch:D is for detox […]
The nominations are in for the Moneyfacts annual awards and, although this would not normally give much reason for comment, this year the intriguingly titled “best business card provider” has been included.What will be the judges’ criteria be – “Look at that subtle off-white colouring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh my God, it even […]
Another week, another bulging inbox full of emails from IFAs responding to my recent columns on the issue of remuneration for advisers and how improvements might be made to current business models in a manner that allows trust in the industry to be restored.
Loomis Sayles Senior Equity Strategist, Richard Skaggs, discusses what the key takeaways were for global markets during Q2 2016 and also talks about what may lie ahead for the second half of 2016. Click here for full article: Loomis Whitepaper
Platforms should brace themselves for a difficult second half of the year as sluggish Isa sales led to a soft second quarter, consultancy Fundscape says. Fundscape’s latest platform market figures show total platform assets – including the advised and direct-to-consumer sectors – grew by £32bn to £604bn in the second quarter of the year. However, […]
Advisers giving defined benefit pension transfer advice can expect to pay nearly double for their professional indemnity insurance premiums at the next renewal than those who do not advise in that area. QPI, which is part of insurance broker PIB Group, says advisers with DB exposure can expect to pay between 2 per cent and 3 […]
Back in April, I wrote a piece explaining why investors shouldn’t give up on bonds just yet. Given the heightened volatility in equity markets this year, I thought it might be a good idea to take a closer look at this asset class, too. The VIX index, which predicts market volatility and is known as […]