News

FCA sets out to bust myths about its rules

Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 07:40 | Regulation

Abraham Okusanya paid a visit to an FCA compliance seminar and discovered a regulator keen to banish, once and for all, some of the misconceptions around its rules...

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FSCP warns of emergence of 'toxic' products in retirement space

Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 07:37 | Regulation

Chair of the Financial Services Consumer Panel (FSCP) Sue Lewis has told MPs she expects the emergence of "a lot of toxic products" in the retirement sector following the announcement of new pension freedoms in the Budget.

Police investigate former Sense IFA for 'running fraudulent scheme'

Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 09:59 | Regulation

A former appointed representative of the Sense Network is being investigated by police for allegedly running an unauthorised deposit taking scheme, Police Scotland has confirmed.

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    IFP CEO: ‘I don't think advice has worked'

    Chief executive of the Institute of Financial Planning (IFP) Steve Gazzard has hit out at the advice sector, saying it "hasn't worked", and that financial planning is much more important than advice.

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    David Ferguson: The hideous truth

    There are four quadrants to building a great business, writes David Ferguson, but complacently listing 'building trust' among them is where some of our esteemed institutions have got it so wrong...

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    Expert suggests advisers split platform bill with client

    A platforms expert has suggested advisers share the cost of using platforms with clients.

Blogs

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‘But I don’t like change’: The emotional aspects of deciding whether to outsource

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Is pension simplification yet another nail in the coffin of advice for less wealthy clients?

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Protection Watch… with Kevin Carr (Oct 2014)

Highlights from Professional Adviser

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Cash is king... but shouldn't it also be managed?

Alistair Hewit, head of cash management at Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management UK, explains the benefits of cash as an asset class.

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Five signs your stock is a 'value trap'

Andrew Lyddon, equity analyst at Schroders, explains how to spot a company that looks undervalued, but turns out to be cheap for good reason.

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COVER Breakfast Briefings

23 Oct 2014 - 23 Oct 2014

London, UK

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The Mortgage and Protection Event

17 Nov 2014 - 19 Nov 2014

Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, UK

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Investment Company Forum 2014

25 Nov 2014 - 25 Nov 2014

London, UK

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