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.
Restricted adviser network Openwork has posted its first ever profit as a standalone trading company, reversing a loss of more than £13m in 2011.
Multi-tied network Openwork has launched four funds which will form the basis of a range of multi-asset model portfolios soon to be available via its investment proposition, Omnis.
Openwork is expanding its investment proposition, Omnis, in a move that will see the business launch a number of multi-asset model portfolios and a fund of passive funds range.
As Openwork gears up for its annual conference, Jaki Platt, partnership director at the firm, says that taking a few days away from the day-to-day running of your business to attend an event is time well spent.
Newcastle Financial Services (NFS), a subsidiary of Newcastle Building Society has renewed its contract with the Openwork network for a further five years.
Openwork, the multi-tied network, will make the majority of its advisers use its distributor influenced funds Omnis Investments from 2013.
Restricted network Openwork is expected to post a £13.3m pre-tax loss after a "significant" Retail Distribution Review (RDR) outlay.