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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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Is it ‘fair’ to unpick billions’ worth of annuities? I find it hard to disagree with the sentiment that the industry has brought these consequences on itself.

Pensions Oct 24, 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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Defection of top talent spells trouble for asset managers We could be moving towards a fund manager-led investment industry.

Oct 20, 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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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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Let people manage their own money Are advisers really helping their clients?

Oct 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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Political parting throws up the future role of welfare state IFAs will have a huge role to play if there’s more emphasis on individual responsibility.

Oct 13, 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.

A Tory return to No. 10

From a personal finance perspective only, and based on what we know so far about party electoral commitments, IFAs are likely to vote Conservative

Oct 15, 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'

Are these marketing onslaughts necessary?

Those of you who know me of old will know that for donkeys’ years I have been saying that our product is advice.

Oct 23, 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

We need to do away with quartile rankings

The goal of beating the competition is outdated and should be replaced.

In the past two years, EISs have become more attractive

I just wanted to highlight one area where the article seemed to be out of line with the reality we see in our daily practice.

Reform rush has industry in a spin over freedoms

Week in brief: Treasury confirms draft rules and FCA lines up guidance policy, as advisers ‘hide behind their desks’.

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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.

Tuning up the euro’s engine

Finance: Does Germany’s economy really warrant its recent bad press? Recent figures have been poor, but there are mitigating factors

Oct 23, 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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