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        FundsNetwork glitch saw client's £50k 'disappear'

        Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 14:25

        An unidentified problem at Fidelity FundsNetwork caused £50,000 to temporarily ‘disappear' from view from an advised client's portfolio.

        jon everill

        This signposting to advice is welcome indeed, but...

        Professional Adviser editor Scott Sinclair welcomes this apparently pro-advice regulator, but argues it still doesn't quite get it...

        Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 14:15

        Towry chief: Independence a possibility after Ashcourt Rowan deal

        Restricted advice group Towry is evaluating its house view on structured products and investment trusts following its acquisition of national IFA Ashcourt Rowan, in a move which could see the combined business registered as independent.

        Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 11:03

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      Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 10:39
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      PFS launches good practice hub with discretionary investment guide

      The Personal Finance Society (PFS) has launched an online space to share good practice guides with advisers.

      Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 08:11

      Old Mutual platform profits jump 46% as Intrinsic advisers get onboard

      Old Mutual Wealth has reported profits from its platform business rose 46% last year as it integrated Intrinsic's 3,000 advisers into the group.

      Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 08:06

      Armchair Critic: Nine safe bets (and a few unsafe) from pensions 'freedom'

      We're only a few weeks away from 6 April and the introduction of most of the pension 'freedoms' announced at Budget 2014. As Brendan Llewellyn writes, there are plenty of 'safe bets' as a result of the changes, but a handful of ambiguities too...

      Professional Adviser | 26 Feb 2015 | 10:37

      Lighthouse returns to profit as adviser revenues rise

      Lighthouse Group returned to profit last year with pre-tax gains of £600,000 compared to a £1.6m loss in the previous 12 months, latest results show.

      Professional Adviser | 26 Feb 2015 | 07:44

      Second-hand SIPPs: How to switch provider

      Switching SIPP providers can be a tricky prospect for advisers. Here Jeff Steedman outlines the process and shares his market insights...

      Professional Adviser | 25 Feb 2015 | 16:04

      Meeting of minds: Developing the adviser/solicitor relationship

      The adviser/solicitor working relationship should run deeper than referrals, writes Ian Muirhead

      Professional Adviser | 25 Feb 2015 | 16:04

      Default option: Why advisers should get to grips with workplace DC

      Client assets could be sitting in inefficient workplace pension default funds. Simon Chinnery explains why advisers should get involved with corporate DC

      Professional Adviser | 25 Feb 2015 | 15:55

      Getting it right: What to include in a compliant client file (part two)

      In the second of a two-part series examining what comprises a compliant client file, Alex Miller delves into the necessarily-granular world or suitability reporting...

      Professional Adviser | 25 Feb 2015 | 11:58

      Best Practice creates D2C service for members

      Network Best Practice is to roll out a direct to consumer (D2C) proposition to its advisers allowing them to offer clients access to some self-service options.

      Professional Adviser | 25 Feb 2015 | 09:16

      AXA Wealth moves into profitability on 11% FUM growth

      AXA Wealth has moved into profitability following "strong growth across the business", which saw overall funds under management (FUM) increase by 11% last year.

      Professional Adviser | 25 Feb 2015 | 07:59

      St James's Place profits rise despite £11m distribution loss

      Shares in wealth management group St James's Place (SJP) rose almost 5% after it reported a near-30% rise in profits last year despite a negative contribution from its distribution business.

      Professional Adviser | 25 Feb 2015 | 07:53

      IRESS profits up on 'strong demand' from UK advisers

      Australian technology business IRESS has reported an upswing in underlying profits of 27.7% after its UK operations benefited from a "strong demand" from advisers and wealth managers, the group has said.

      Professional Adviser | 25 Feb 2015 | 07:02

      APFA calls for official audit of 'unacceptable' FSCS spending

      The Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) has called for an independent audit to be carried out on the way the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) funds its projects and recoveries.

      Professional Adviser | 24 Feb 2015 | 15:16

      Adviser complaint uphold rate markedly below average

      The proportion of complaints against advisory groups found in favour of the consumer is significantly below the average for the sector, the Financial Ombudsman Service's (FOS's) latest data shows.

      Professional Adviser | 24 Feb 2015 | 08:23

      'Seeing' future income key to retirement success

      The April pension freedoms mean greater flexibility in accessing pension funds, but ensuring people are clearly picturing where their money can and will go is important to its success, says Mark Loosmore

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