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From Regulation| 15:37

Market View: Industry anger at advice gap review

Stakeholders looking for better communication of advice benefits and more clarity on simplified alternatives.

From Pensions| 10:57

Drawdown up 72% while enhanced annuities tumble

Latest figures from software services supplier show just 17 per cent of annuities were enhanced in June, down from one-in-three in March.

From Regulation| 08:25

Apfa backs ‘fundamental rethink’ of adviser regulation

Adviser trade body reckons government’s review of advice will uncover unfair liability rules holding sector back.

08:15

eValue launches pension freedom planning tool

Software firm argues that only its asset model can give an accurate forecast of retirement income.

From Regulation| 08:13

Government launches review into adviser rules

The regulatory and legal framework governing the provision of financial advice is to be examined by a government review.

From Investments| Jul 31, 2015

Fresh calls for platform pre-funding

Platforms need to enable advisers to react quickly to changing markets, Zurich says.

Analysis & Opinion

12:11

Pension freedoms and vulnerable clients

Some over-55s will want to access their pots to clear debts, and the challenge is to have the right mechanisms in place

12:11

Look out for the fake degree

Reflections on industry matters

12:11

How to be a successful non-exec

The Independent Director: The Non-Executive Director’s Guide to Effective Board Presence by Gerry Brown

Jul 30, 2015

Guide to modern management skills

Globalism and greater efficiency are bringing new challenges to the workplace

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Social Media

Advisers hesitate to use social media these days because they are concerned about compliance.

Special Reports

Retirement Income Planning - March 2015

Reforms will trigger the most fundamental rethink of at-retirement advice in years.

FTAdviser Blog

The three stages of digital transformation

Avaloq’s research finds that 74 per cent of financial professionals admit they have not yet defined a digital strategy.

Adviser Guides

Guide to IFA Consolidation

Selling your business was once only considered an option for advisers who were looking to exit the industry.

Special Reports

Tax Planning - March 2015

Once again, it’s the time of year to maximise your clients’ tax allowances

FTAdviser Blog

Advisers ready for sunset clause, or are they?

New poll finds many advisory firms confident ahead of sunset clause, but this may mask some frantic dealings elsewhere in the market.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Blended Retirement Solutions

Savers are increasingly using a wide range of retirement income sources.

FTAdviser Blog

Golden Age for financial advice is upon us

A stable political environment, greater recognition of the benefits of advice and an improving regulatory background all point in one direction

Recent Articles
  1. Tisa looks for clarity on Mifid II governance
    From Regulation| Jul 30, 2015

    Tisa looks for clarity on Mifid II governance

    Tisa said that now the rules are in implementation phase, it is a good opportunity for the industry to get involved.

  2. 12:11

    Good practice is everything

    In doing due diligence, the care you put into your work processes is paramount

  3. 12:11

    Get your finger on the pulse of digital campaigning

    You need to have a strategy, which includes setting out goals and monitoring results

  4. 12:11

    Bouncing along nicely

    Diary of an Advisor

  5. Jul 30, 2015

    A happy workforce is a productive one

    There are clear and effective steps that can be taken to improve employee satisfaction

  6. Capital punishment
    Jul 30, 2015

    Capital punishment

    The FCA’s new cap ad requirements will make the system simpler, but low-risk advisers will end up paying for the mistakes of high-risk firms

  7. Apfa evaluates Fos cases for ‘systemic problems’
    Jul 30, 2015

    Apfa evaluates Fos cases for ‘systemic problems’

    Ombudsman Service is confident there are no “systematic problems” as IFA launches petition to require Fos to “adhere to common law”.

  8. Young wealthy complain of wrong recommendations
    From Investments| Jul 30, 2015

    Young wealthy complain of wrong recommendations

    Survey finds younger clients to be much more information hungry than their predecessors.

  9. Over 10m savers not checking pension pots: Aviva
    From Pensions| Jul 29, 2015

    Over 10m savers not checking pension pots: Aviva

    Advisers say many do not realise how much they have got or how poorly invested their pots now are.

  10. Network hits back at claims it hoards clients
    Companies & People| Jul 24, 2015

    Network hits back at claims it hoards clients

    Advisers who have left Pi Financial claim the network is trying to hoard client assets to boost turnover figures.

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