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Co-op chiefs took the easy way out There are questions to be asked about the merger of the Co-operative Bank with Britannia Building Society, they are just not the ones...

May 21, 2014

Hal Austin

Editor, Financial Adviser

Hal is editor of Financial Adviser and has been for more than a decade. He has previously worked on a number of local and national publications.

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FCA show of mercy may not save big networks Endless liabilities relating to past pension transfers in particular piles on woes for struggling firms.

Your Industry Jul 23, 2014

Ashley Wassall

Editor, FTAdviser

Ashley is editor of FTAdviser and writes on all areas of retail finance. Previously supplements editor at Money Management and editor of a European private equity publication.

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Will others match Neil Woodford’s transparency? Let’s hope the star manager is setting a trend for greater transparency.

Jul 28, 2014

John Kenchington

John is editor of Investment Adviser and has written about investments for several years. He has worked at titles including City AM and was recently named in the MHP 30 To Watch list of up-and-coming media names.

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We’ve all created a lie that pensions are only for the old A champion for older workers is a good thing, but where is the champion for everybody else, asks Jon Cudby

Regulation Jul 23, 2014

Jon Cudby

Editor, Money Management

Jon is editor of Money Management and has 12 years' experience covering retail personal finance. In 2005, Jon was launch editor of FTAdviser and most recently he was head of online content for Incisive Media's financial services titles.

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Whether or not to put in an Isa transfer request Trapped in a tax-saving mindset

Jul 23, 2014

Tony Hazell

Columnist, Financial Adviser

Tony is a freelance financial journalist, having been editor of Money Mail at the Daily Mail for a number of years. He has been writing a column in Financial Adviser since 2005.

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Reforms will change advice as fundamentally as RDR IFAs may have to rethink the way they give advice after the pensions shake-up.

Jul 28, 2014

John Lappin

Columnist, Investment Adviser

John is a weekly contributor to Investment Adviser with 15 years’ experience in financial journalism and 10 years writing on the IFA sector. He was formerly editor of an IFA trade magazine.

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Jeff has been personal finance editor of the Mail on Sunday for a number of years. He writes on a range of subjects and has been a columnist at Financial Adviser since 2004.

Overdue freedoms are a huge opportunity for all

Some believe pensions liberalisation will foster financial imprudence but the reforms are a huge opportunity for advisers, providers and savers

Jul 23, 2014
Gill is network development director at ValidPath. She previously founded independent advice trade body IFA Centre and has represented IFAs on the regulators’s 'smaller businesses practitioner panel'

Intimidation through regulation is counter-productive

There has been an interesting development in the matter of statements of professional standing that exercised my ranting muscles last week.

Jul 24, 2014
Kevin is group editor of financial media company Portfolio Publishing and a former editor of Financial Adviser. He has been writing about financial services for more than 20 years.

At last, super Isa has arrived

The advent of Nisas, with their flexibility and generous limits, may prove daunting for some investors but it is also an opportunity for fund...

Jul 03, 2014

The price of cheese

On the grapevine ...

Why should advisers pay a third of the guidance levy?

Week in Brief: Pensions flexibility, self-invested pensions, and a naughty network.

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Kerry Craig is a global multi-asset market strategist of JP Morgan Asset Management conducting analysis on economic and investment trends. He is responsible for investment communications through the company's Market Insights programme.

Continental creep

Growth in the eurozone has slowed in the first half of the year but investors should not be panicked into selling off European equities

Jul 28, 2014
Simon is a financial services know-how lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright. He has been a columnist at Financial Adviser since 2006.

Keep on top of the new EU MiFID II ruling

A look at the areas that will be affected bt the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive

May 07, 2014
Philip is a financial services solicitor and head of Michelmores’ financial services and markets practice. He has contributed to Financial Adviser’s regulation column since 2006.
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