News

Rathbones' CEO: Risk targeted funds make managers work harder

Professional Adviser | 24 Oct 2014 | 12:45 | Managed solutions

Long-time proponent of risk targeted investments Rathbones' chief executive Mike Webb has said the method makes fund managers work harder for investors, and can help advisers stay on the right side of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

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Harlequin investors drop case against chairman and wife

Professional Adviser | 24 Oct 2014 | 10:25 | Investment

A group of investors in troubled overseas property scheme Harlequin have dropped a case against the scheme's chairman David Ames, and his company director wife Carol, that alleged the pair made false claims about the investment.

'Goldilocks' UK sees Q3 GDP growth slow to 0.7%

Professional Adviser | 24 Oct 2014 | 10:27 | Economics / Markets

UK GDP growth stood at 0.7% in the third quarter, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), down from 0.9% in Q2 but in line with economists' expectations.

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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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From the editor: Are we too protective of the word 'advice'?

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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?

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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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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Equity Release Awards 2014

25 Nov 2014 - 25 Nov 2014

London, UK

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