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Former Origen chief Gareth Marr passes away

Former Origen chief executive and co-founder of The Red House Gareth Marr has died after a long battle with cancer. Marr retired in 2013 after an operation to treat throat cancer after 30 years in the industry. In 2014 he received a Money Marketing outstanding contribution to the industry award. Aside from leading Aegon-owned network […]

Best Platform: Transact

Transact topped our adviser survey in the Best Platform category, with “value” and “service” consistently coming out as the reasons why Transact should win the Best Platform award. Transact was also praised for how easy the platform was to use, for both advisers and clients, as well as the high quality of adviser support. Technical […]

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Ian McKenna: Pensions dashboard is obsolete before it has even begun

Although not originating from the Financial Advice Market Review, the commitment to delivering a pension dashboard was one of its most valuable recommendations. Successful implementation could make key information on savings far more accessible to consumers and provide a foundation for delivering better advice and guidance. Sadly, however, it looks like the actual pension dashboard […]

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Ros Altmann: How the EU has protected our pensions

Most people involved in pensions probably understand the risks of leaving the EU. The risks to our economy, to future jobs and growth, to our national security are all significant and the uncertainty that would result from a vote to leave would undoubtedly unsettle financial markets. That means pensions would be hit too. But I […]

UK policy: Kate Moss and short-termism

“Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” said supermodel Kate Moss, who is not often credited for her insights into policy making. Perhaps she should be. In politics, as in matters of diet, the course of action that is the best over the long term is often not the most desirable course of action in the short term. Add the instant gratification of the democratic electoral cycle and, instead of good policy making, you sometimes get the equivalent to a midnight binge in front of the fridge.

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