Zurich-backed network Openwork has launched a training programme to help its advisers attain QCF Level 6 qualifications and the Chartered Financial Planner designation.
Openwork CEO Mary-Anne McIntyre is leaving the restricted network to join Old Mutual Wealth as chief distribution officer.
IFA network 2plan is in renewed takeover talks with "large" adviser businesses following two failed acquisitions last year.
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.
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Network Openwork has acquired 930 self-employed MetLife protection advisers as part of a deal to distribute the life company's protection products.
Network Sesame has again come out top as the most complained about advice firm, although numbers of cases against it were down, according to the Financial Ombudsman Service's (FOS) half yearly figures published today.
Restricted network Openwork has appointed a new outsourced service provider for its corporate clients' auto-enrolment requirements.
The number of complaints upheld against networks and nationals by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) have dropped in the last half year, figures show.
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The investment arm of restricted network Openwork has launched seven new funds which the business hopes will attract £150m worth of inflows in the first year.
Network Openwork has appointed Christopher Rodrigues as chairman.
Adviser network Openwork has announced that assets have reached £1bn, across its own platform and the Zurich investment platform.
Adviser network Openwork's chairwoman Kate Avery is to step down at the end of the year after more than four years in office.
Restricted advice network Openwork has reported its first ever profitable year thanks to a "more productive, better quality" adviser base.
Restricted adviser network Openwork has put expansion plans on hold shortly after reporting its first ever profitable year, and will instead focus on the quality of its operation.
The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) threw out two-thirds of gripes against the most complained-about advisory groups in the first half of 2013, figures show.
National IFA 2plan has reported record turnover for the first few months of 2013, after posting its first-ever net profit in 2012.
Mid-market independent financial advisers could start to disappear in as little as three years' time as regulatory changes and market pressures start to bite, according to a senior figure at Openwork.
M&G's director of UK advisory has predicted it could take up to two years to properly gauge demand for restricted propositions among the adviser community.
Adviser network Openwork is launching a new marketing support drive aimed at helping owner-advisers build their brand identity.
Sesame, Openwork and Personal Touch saw the number of complaints against them rise in the final half of last year, according to data compiled by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Openwork, the restricted network, has become a member of the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA).
Networks Openwork and Sesame saw complaints against them at the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) rise in the second half of last year, with Sesame receiving over 90% more claims.