Vanishing trail: Fifth have moved all clients to adviser charging

        Professional Adviser | 01 Aug 2014 | 14:59

        Just under a fifth of advisory businesses have managed to transition all their clients to a pure adviser charging model, according to a 1,000-adviser survey.

        Overdue payment

        National adviser close to resolving commission payment delays

        National advice firm Positive Solutions said it is close to resolving an IT error which has left several advisers without pay for as many as four days.

        Professional Adviser | 01 Aug 2014 | 11:41

        Creative destruction: Observations on innovation in financial advice

        We may see a fair bit of trial and error before true innovation in the advisory space comes to fruition, writes Nick Lee...

        Professional Adviser | 30 Jul 2014 | 10:59

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      DFMs under pressure over portfolio charges as FCA mulls review

      Discretionary fund managers (DFMs) are facing growing pressures to standardise managed portfolio fees as the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) considers warning advisers against using any service where costs are not clear.

      Professional Adviser | 29 Jul 2014 | 08:49

      'Focus on technology' behind True Potential's profit surge

      Financial services firm True Potential (TP) has posted a further rise in profits in its half year results and has credited its "focus on providing technology" for its continued success.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Jul 2014 | 07:48

      Charles Stanley 'cautious' as commission income falls

      Charles Stanley has said it is approaching the coming months with caution after witnessing falling commission income, and significant costs to invest in the business.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Jul 2014 | 07:46

      Pillar of the community: A profile of IFA Carl Lamb

      Clients have always come first at Almary Green, the award-winning IFA firm run by Carl Lamb. But the company’s ethos doesn’t stop there; helping the wider community is also a key part of the firm’s strategy…

      Professional Adviser | 22 Jul 2014 | 11:07

      Compulsory advice on DB to DC transfers move welcomed

      Stakeholders have welcomed the government's decision to mandate regulated advice for those seeking to transfer out of a private sector defined benefit (DB) pension scheme.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Jul 2014 | 10:28
      A magnifying glass and a book

      Six surprising snippets from the FCA's simplified advice paper

      The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has attempted to clear up some of the confusion surrounding the boundaries between various advice models, and clarify what constitutes a 'personal recommendation'.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Jul 2014 | 11:49

      Fog of uncertainty remains over simplified advice, says Moss

      The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has failed to provide clarity and reassurance over the development of simplified advice models in its latest consultation, according to eValue strategy director Bruce Moss.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Jul 2014 | 10:20
      Spotlight distribution cloud

      Breakdown: The five investment distribution models (as the FCA sees it)

      Think you know the full retail investment product distribution landscape?

      Professional Adviser | 14 Jul 2014 | 15:01

      Fees and fund switches: The top 25 complaints investigated by the Pensions Ombudsman

      The ten most common complaints investigated by the Pensions Ombudsman in 2013-2014 excluded queries relating to fees, fund switches and pension liberation, figures show.

      Professional Adviser | 11 Jul 2014 | 11:04

      Zurich cuts initial platform charge in fee structure revamp

      Zurich has overhauled its platform fee structure and announced a cut in its initial investment charge for all clients.

      Professional Adviser | 10 Jul 2014 | 07:26

      Why the platform price war is causing a headache for advisers

      Nicola Brittain investigates the impact of the industry's race to the bottom on advisers' platform strategies

      Professional Adviser | 10 Jul 2014 | 07:21

      Zurich: We'll have no part in platforms 'price war'

      Zurich is not interested in participating in a platform price "race to the bottom", its head of retail platform strategy has said.

      Professional Adviser | 04 Jul 2014 | 10:13
      Three businesspeople meet and shake hands

      I'll do it my way: Three start-ups discuss charges, business models and the future of advice

      More advisers are starting up their own businesses, looking for the freedom to run things their way. Here, three tell Carmen Reichman how and why they did it...

      Professional Adviser | 03 Jul 2014 | 11:44
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      APFA warns advisers to keep 'record of activity' with Aegon after trail controversy

      The Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) has warned advisers to keep a "record of activity with any clients they have with Aegon" after it emerged the Dutch provider had contacted clients to switch-off trail commission.

      Professional Adviser | 27 Jun 2014 | 10:58

      Panacea Adviser unveils independent trail commission guide

      Online support service Panacea Adviser has launched a guide to help firms plan their strategies around the switch-off of trail commission.

      Professional Adviser | 26 Jun 2014 | 11:10

      Tenet 'confident' about sunset clause implementation

      Network and support services firm Tenet has asked platforms for clarity on their legacy commission switch-off plans but said it is “confident” advisers are “on top of” the process.

      Professional Adviser | 18 Jun 2014 | 08:00

      2Plan's CEO: We're benefiting from Sesame going restricted

      National IFA 2Plan is set to benefit from its rivals moving to restricted propositions as advisers are holding on to the IFA label and looking for a new home, chief executive Chris Smallwood has said.

      Professional Adviser | 13 Jun 2014 | 13:34



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