Do financial advisers have a Del Boy image? It's our round-up of the stories your clients may have read in the national newspapers over the weekend...
The Telegraph gave a comprehensive run-down of the changes set to take place within financial advice with the implementation of the Retail Distribution Review, including details about the professionalism and disclosure requirements.
It also reinforced existing perceptions about the industry, saying RDR may put an end to the 'Del Boy' image of some advisers.
'Money safe' pensions
Last week, the government announced its idea of "money safe" pensions, offering a safety net to those saving into defined-contribution plans. The Financial Times took a closer look at this idea, by which savers would get back at least the nominal value of their contributions.
Stories your clients may have read in the national newspapers over the weekend
As some experts explained to the paper, it would come at a cost, perhaps as an annual charge or a "haircut" taken on the final value of the accumulated funds.
Are cautious-managed funds the best option for shelter from the economic storm? The Telegraph put the label under the microscope, used by the likes of BlackRock, Investec and Henderson, citing research which suggests many of these funds are in fact closely correlated to the stock market, meaning that low-risk investors are potentially exposed to far too much volatility.
The article also looked at the absolute return sector, describing them as the "gripe of many financial advisers" for their failure to do what they say on the tin.
Fund management fees
The RDR was also covered by the Financial Times over the weekend, but this time with more of a focus on the impact of fund management fees. It detailed how many groups have already introduced "clean" share classes, with typical AMCs of 0.75%.
However, it also said a number of major firms have not yet announced their plans, while others, for the meantime, will continue to deduct the fees paid to platforms.
Wine investments have been exploited by a number of scammers in recent years, and now the legitimate side of the industry seems to be fighting back. As the Independent on Sunday reported, the founder of one of the firms is behind the new body trying to set up a code of practice that should be in place by the autumn.
It will mean firms having to have their wine stocks independently audited and offer guarantees on the legitimacy of the wine offered.
Has been cold-calling consumers
New shares admitted to London Stock Exchange
Slow and steady growth
Missed funding target by £240,000
Denies any wrongdoing