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Compulsory savings is next step to radical Budget What is really industry-changing is not just proposals to reinvigorate annuities but changes affecting Isas.

Mar 26, 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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Trapped policyholders caught in FCA ‘shoot first’ crossfire Too much attention has focused on the increasingly bitter war of words in wake of FCA gaffe.

Regulation Apr 07, 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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‘Mild-mannered’ Bolton finally bids farewell The recent final press conference of Fidelity’s Anthony Bolton was for me neither a sad nor an ignominious valediction.

Apr 14, 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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Houses that are more affordable, not more affordable housing Bringing the price of existing houses under control would be more beneficial than building newer ‘affordable’ housing, says Jon Cudby.

Mortgages Apr 10, 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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Cost of advice review makes for sobering reading RDR was a chance to get things right, raise your game and make independence the shining light it should be.

Apr 16, 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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Wheatley has made mistakes but should remain at the helm FCA’s chief exec understands the problems facing financial services better than most.

Apr 14, 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.

Auto-enrolment: Tinker or let it be?

With auto-enrolment making inroads, should it be left to run its course or are fresh incentives needed?

Apr 16, 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'

Not the time to test the FCA’s patience

The FCA’s latest thematic review of post-RDR implementation has attracted much comment.

Apr 16, 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.

Annuities are not dead and buried

Increasing pension flexibility may be a good thing, but killing off annuities altogether could run the real risk of many people running out of...

Apr 09, 2014

Adviser pension transfer fines portend slew of enforcement

Financial Conduct Authority reiterates its concerns about Sipps in two final notices issued today.

Budget advice black holes and rebate revelations

Week in Brief: The government guarantee of ‘guidance’ is slowly being picked apart.

Adviser Rant: Self-regulation can indeed work

The present system doesn’t work all that well and is overly expensive - something needs to change.

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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.

Back on track

One quarter into the year, and a time that many investors pause to take stock. Some may be feeling let down, as it has not been the start to the...

Apr 16, 2014
Simon is a financial services know-how lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright. He has been a columnist at Financial Adviser since 2006.

Be clear on the new consumer credit legislation

The FCA now in charge and likely to come down hard on consumer credit firms that do not play by the rules

Apr 09, 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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