News

First major Keydata lawsuit filed against US brokerage

Professional Adviser | 30 Jul 2014 | 07:52 | Regulation

The first significant lawsuit from the Keydata scandal has been issued against US-based brokerage CRT Capital, according to the Financial Times.

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Guidance guarantee plans not good enough, LEBC warns

Professional Adviser | 30 Jul 2014 | 07:58 | Income

The guidance guarantee, if delivered as planned, will do little more than deter people from “doing stupid things” with their pension pots – it will not help them plan for their retirement, according to LEBC.

Invesco Property Income trust investors face 100% loss

Professional Adviser | 30 Jul 2014 | 08:07 | Investment Trusts

Shareholders in the troubled Invesco Property Income trust have been told they are likely to lose their entire investment after it was suspended pending an effective firesale of its assets.

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    The 12 rules retirement 'guidance' partners must obey

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Perfect harmony? The complicated adviser/paraplanner relationship

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.

Events

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British Mortgage & Protection Senate

11 Sep 2014 - 12 Sep 2014

Surrey, UK

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Fund Management Summit 2014

23 Sep 2014 - 24 Sep 2014

London, UK

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Cover Excellence Awards 2014

02 Oct 2014 - 02 Oct 2014

London, UK

Who picked up the gongs this year?

Protected Product Review Awards 2013

Who picked up the gongs this year?

Advisers and providers gathered at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London on 20 November to celebrate the ingenuity and the graft displayed in the protected product arena throughout the last 12 months. These awards are growing in popularity every year, and our congratulations go to the winners and highly commended.

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