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        Axa Wealth sales up in Q3 as funds under managment swell 10%

        Professional Adviser | 24 Oct 2014 | 07:41

        Retail sales at Axa Wealth were up 3% to £2.5bn in the third quarter with funds under management at the firm swelling by 10% to £27bn.


        Aberdeen UK Platform Awards raises £30k for Mind

        Attendees of the Aberdeen UK Platform Awards 2014 have been praised for their generosity after a record £30,000 was raised for mental health charity Mind.

        Professional Adviser | 23 Oct 2014 | 16:01

        National advice firm acquires three more IFAs

        National wealth manager Attivo group has acquired three more IFAs as part of its mission to achieve £1bn of funds under management (FUM) by end of 2017.

        Professional Adviser | 23 Oct 2014 | 11:19

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      The hunted: Fresh trends in adviser acquisitions

      The adviser acquisition market is booming, according to recent research. Laura Miller takes a closer look at the rush to exit, and those who are happy hunting.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Oct 2014 | 11:04

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

      Are financial advisers too protective of the word ‘advice'? There is a gap - no, a chasm - between what the public understands as advice (‘Wotsits are way nicer than Discos') and what you and I know it means in the world of financial services.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Oct 2014 | 11:01
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      Lloyds expected to cut another 9,000 jobs

      Lloyds is expected to cut a tenth of its entire workforce, amounting to around 9,000 jobs, in a digital push over the next three years.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Oct 2014 | 07:47
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      IFA hires ex-Barclays Wealth team for regional push

      Corporate benefits and wealth management firm Premier has hired a former Barclays Wealth director and his team of six in a bid to expand across the South-West.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Oct 2014 | 07:44

      APFA profits take £90k hit as provider money gives way to member fees

      The Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) has reported a profit for the second time since 2010, although surplus figures dipped by almost £90,000.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Oct 2014 | 07:41

      FinaMetrica launches pared-down risk profiler with 12 questions

      Risk profiling software provider FinaMetrica has launched a shorter version of its risk tolerance test for advised clients with ‘single goal' investment needs or smaller amounts to invest.

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 14:46
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      Vote for your favourite platforms (and win a £50 Amazon voucher)

      Professional Adviser is inviting readers to vote for their favourite platforms in four categories and be in with a chance of winning £50 worth of Amazon vouchers.

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 11:49
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      NMIs: The ongoing sting in the tail of independence

      Non-mainstream investments will be beyond the pale for the majority of clients but the FCA continues to scrutinise advisers' understanding of them. Aileen Lynch reviews the rules...

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 10:36

      Changes to death benefits: What does it mean for clients?

      As the dust settles on the Chancellor's latest big pensions announcement, Mark Pearson reflects on what impact the proposals may have on various client groups...

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 10:30

      Police investigate former Sense IFA for 'running fraudulent scheme'

      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.

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 09:59

      FCA sets out to bust myths about its rules

      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...

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 07:40
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      FSCP warns of emergence of 'toxic' products in retirement space

      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.

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 07:37

      FCA roadshow presentations 'rated 9 out of 10' by advisers

      Advisers have rated Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) presentations above 90% for the second quarter in a row, according to a survey by the Personal Finance Society (PFS).

      Professional Adviser | 21 Oct 2014 | 15:05
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      FCA: Guidance should help people ask questions, not give answers

      The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) expects the guidance guarantee to “help people understand the questions they should be asking”, not offer choices for them, director of policy David Geale has told MPs.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Oct 2014 | 11:05

      D2C platforms lead post-RDR revival for investment trusts

      Investors using direct to consumer platforms are now among the largest shareholders in investment trusts, as a post-Retail Distribution Review (RDR) revival for the sector gets underway.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Oct 2014 | 07:44

      FOS reports rise in annuity and income drawdown complaints

      Complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) about annuities and income drawdown products have seen an uptick the since the March Budget, new figures have shown.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Oct 2014 | 07:30

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      Professional Adviser | 20 Oct 2014 | 10:18



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