Solving the retirement equation for the Pensions Revolution

        Retirement Planner | 22 Oct 2014 | 15:11

        Jasper Berens takes a look at the investment challenges that go alongside the new retirement freedoms.


        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
        Bank of England

        MPC minutes suggest later rate hike despite 7-2 split

        The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee remained split 7-2 against raising interest rates this month but took a gloomier view of the country’s economic prospects.

        Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 12:08

    Other Investment articles


      Asset Allocators' Soapbox: Is an emerging markets crisis on the cards?

      There is no denying that emerging markets' growth advantage over the developed world is shrinking. But just how real is the risk to investors? Jeremy Lawson examines the case

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 11:05

      Alternative beta: Shielding investors from volatility

      As investors push the boundaries in search of accessible diversifiers, alternative beta should become a more significant part of their' toolkit. Olivia Mayell examines the strategies

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 11:00

      Investment trusts special: What advisers need to know about gearing

      With gearing often cited as a key concern from advisers when it comes to feeling comfortable with investment trusts, Annabel Brodie-Smith takes us through the finer details

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 10:56

      Sector report: Searching for signs of encouragement in Japan

      Foreign investors, historically a key driver of the Japanese stock market, are looking for clues as to whether the time is right to commit themselves again. Stewart Smith takes a look

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 10:50

      Where did the smart money go in September?

      Few could find any real reasons for the sell-off in the FTSE 100 last month but it appeared to justify investors’ caution. Cherry Reynard reports

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 10:47

      ‘But I don’t like change’: The emotional aspects of deciding whether to outsource

      Outsourcing investment decisions is a tough decision for many advisers, writes Lawrence Cook...

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 10:20

      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

      FSCS pays out £21m for network mis-selling legacy

      The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has so far paid out £21.2m in claims related to the collapse of adviser network Alpha 2 Omega (A2O) after finding widespread mis-selling of unregulated collective investment schemes (UCIS).

      Professional Adviser | 21 Oct 2014 | 14:58

      Aegon launches integrated whole of life trust policy

      Aegon UK has launched a whole of life protection plan which offers the ability to place the policy in a discretionary trust at application.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Oct 2014 | 13:26

      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
      The Bank of England

      Bank of England tells bankers to prepare for pay cuts

      The Bank of England's Sir Jon Cunliffe has warned bankers they are paid too much and should expect a salary cut following a sharp drop in banks' profits.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Oct 2014 | 07:41

      ‘Worse to come’ as bond markets suffer flash crash

      Fund managers are urging caution following a dramatic week for investors, saying the traditional strategy of buying on market falls may no longer make sense.

      Professional Adviser | 20 Oct 2014 | 13:12

      Capita predicts 'year of no dividend growth' as payouts stall

      Dividends paid out by UK companies this year are expected to undershoot previous estimates as the impact of the strong pound hammers payouts, Capita’s latest Dividend Monitor has warned.

      Professional Adviser | 20 Oct 2014 | 09:50

      Barclays eyes ‘discretionary direct’ service as part of 2015 platform revamp

      Barclays is seeking to include a D2C discretionary investment service offering model portfolios to clients in its relaunched consumer platform proposition, Professional Adviser's sister title Investment Week understands.

      Professional Adviser | 20 Oct 2014 | 09:48
      European Union map

      EU exit would leave Britain with 'zero influence'

      The UK would have "zero" influence if it voted to leave the EU, the outgoing president of the European Commission has said.

      Professional Adviser | 20 Oct 2014 | 07:42


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