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Technology is bright but FCA caution needed One of the great inventions of the late 20th century was the internet and later forms of digital communication.

Aug 13, 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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Please don’t break up my country Economic and employment arguments are important, but for me it’s personal.

Your Industry Sep 12, 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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Scotland may gain its independence, but lose its stature Scottish investments could lose their global status.

Sep 15, 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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‘Caveat emptor’ should surely apply to Twitter The FCA’s consultation on social media reveals an urge to tinker, despite the area being impossible to regulate

Your Industry Aug 21, 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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Does ‘fine inflation’ make banks less attractive? Tony Hazell mulls over the week’s financial conundrums

Sep 10, 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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IFAs should be eyeing up cross-border opportunities Further devolution is on its way, regardless of the outcome of Scotland’s referendum.

Sep 15, 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.

Running towards a defining moment for UK pensions

If savers are left staring into a pension advice black hole Britain could end up faced with a retirement crisis

Sep 03, 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'

The arduous task of proving your ‘independence’

I genuinely could not work out what you needed to actually do differently to meet this ‘new definition’.

Regulation Sep 10, 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.

Benefits of advice go beyond client returns

Advisers cannot guarantee good returns for clients, but not all of them are upfront with them about it.

Aug 27, 2014

‘Yes’ votes, Sipp properties and unintended consequences

At the more obscure end of the debate, provider raises question of non-standard asset status for Scottish property.

Advisers are too passive in recommending trackers

Beta is nearly free and chasing the elusive alpha has become even more expensive.

Industry picks holes in pension reform bill

Week in Brief: pensions issues dominate the headlines, as ambitious reform programme goes too fast for some.

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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.

Fear and loathing on global bond markets

Bonds and yields are causing trouble in the market as they fail to line up with investors’ expectations, but why is this?

Sep 10, 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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