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Regulator: regulate! Since the global crisis, the big beasts of the banking world have had an easier ride than they deserve. For how much longer must this go on?

Nov 05, 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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Pension reforms: Risk vs ‘responsibility’ Consumer Panel solution is to take advice to benefit from claims protection - because then you can eat your cake and have it too.

Regulation Nov 14, 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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Impartiality takes a backseat when firms write content Prevailing attitudes about the media might not be all positive but the press is vital to delivering a clear and unbiased picture.

Nov 17, 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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Sesame’s seedy tactics taint the whole industry Firms have been told time and time again that they must put their customers at the heart of their business.

Nov 12, 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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System hinders advisers reaching the masses High fees and regulatory inflexibility prevent advisers from serving a broader clientele, in spite of Paul Lewis’s views.

Nov 17, 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.

Family values rescuing the protection message

There is a ‘yawning gap’ in income protection, but the Seven Families campaign hopes to change this.

Nov 12, 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'

Mas-sive fail over pensions guidance guarantee snub

Caroline Rookes, chief executive of the Money Advice Service, did her best to explain away the Treasury’s decision not to involve the financial...

Regulation 09:27
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.

Time to come clean on state pension shortcomings

The frankness shown by the Isle of Man Treasury should be emulated widely.

Regulation Nov 19, 2014

Post-Thoresen ABI must change the industry message

The association thought they had a man the government would listen to when he joined in 2011.

Should IFAs be troubled by Jupiter’s ill-advised survey?

I am concerned that one of the major fund managers, Jupiter, may be encroaching on the adviser-client relationship.

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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.

Abenomics on the rise

All things considered, the Bank of Japan’s thorough-going management of that country’s economy is having good effect

Nov 12, 2014
Simon is a financial services know-how lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright. He has been a columnist at Financial Adviser since 2006.
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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