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Pensions changes will bring fresh opportunities Doomsayers have already been shouting about people being profligate with their pots.

Pensions Oct 15, 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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Opinion

Sesame deserves its fine, now what about the providers? Sesame is bang to rights, but it takes two to tango.

Your Industry 09:54

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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Opinion

The worst absolute return funds must be shown the door It’s time for the industry to get tough on funds that don’t deliver.

Oct 27, 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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Opinion

FSCS should not spend your money on vain self-promotion Buying a chunk of space on the most popular news website in the UK must have a price.

Your Industry Sep 24, 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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Opinion

Lifetime mortgages are still in murky waters So someone with a perfectly good pension and bags of equity in their home is told they are not eligible for a mortgage.

Mortgages Oct 29, 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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Opinion

Let’s not terminate the Money Advice Service yet Terrible start aside, the MAS still has a role to play in bridging the advice gap.

Oct 27, 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.

Financial services is being slowly choked to death

For those that it is designed to help, getting to grips with financial services should not involve frustration, bureaucracy and tears.

Regulation Oct 30, 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'

Dementia diagnosis cash to GPs should go elsewhere

Doctors have expressed outrage towards the proposed payment, deeming it unethical

Oct 30, 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.

Pot luck pension reforms

Pensions are not savings, but treating them as such can only lead to disaster

Oct 22, 2014

Advisers may not have hiked fees enough

Fear of clients walking away could be forcing advisers to swallow increasing cost burden.

Back to good old fashioned adviser bashing

News Review: Advice is becoming more important, but clearly there remains little appetite to talk the sector up.

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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.

Driving down the oil

Examining the potential ramifications of consistently low oil prices

Oct 30, 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.

Philip Ryley: Be careful what you wish for with FCA

Lord Turner was absolutely correct to say that “the pattern of the past is not acceptable” - you do not have to be either a regulator to reach that...

Regulation Sep 19, 2014
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