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Taste the difference of reassuringly expensive advice A focus on the price of advice rather than the value of what is delivered by intermediaries is far from healthy.

Regulation Apr 29, 2016

Emma Ann Hughes

Editor, FTAdviser

Emma is editor of FTAdviser and has previously worked for Investment Adviser, Financial Adviser and edited Mortgage Adviser.

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Opinion

It pays to be active Despite calls for more passive investment management, active management is still key to delivering the best returns for investors

Apr 20, 2016

Jeff Prestridge

Columnist, Financial Adviser

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.

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Opinion

Time to rethink global funds’ struggles Global portfolios’ relative performance is beholden to US equity indices.

10:07

Dan Jones

Editor, Investment Adviser

Dan is editor of Investment Adviser and has been a financial journalist for the past nine years. Most recently news editor of a retail fund management publication, he is a previous recipient of the Investment Association's Trade Journalist of the Year award.

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Opinion

The state of independence Reports of the death of independent financial advice have been greatly exaggerated.

Your Industry Apr 21, 2016

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

Freebies and jollies not in clients’ interest The FCA has targeted corporate hospitality for criticism

Apr 27, 2016

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

Advisers must speak up for the role Industry should give robo-advice a challenge by striving for gold standard

Apr 18, 2016

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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Ken Davy founded SimplyBiz 13 years ago and the company is now one of the biggest players in financial adviser compliance support. He is now chairman of the group, and was also a founding director of Aifa and has been president of the Life Industry Association.

Clients’ needs remain the same

The advice arena has undergone enormous change over the past 30 years, but the central concerns for advisers are constant

Apr 27, 2016
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.

Suits you, sir?

FCA checks on suitability reports will help protect advisers and clients, but may be mis-directed

Apr 27, 2016
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.
Simon is a financial services know-how lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright. He has been a columnist at Financial Adviser since 2006.

FAMR: supporters, doubters and shouters

Why we think FAMR is an important step.

Greater value for less

What is the value-seeker’s mantra when it comes to making a purchase?

HMRC is not kind, nor does it care

Various tax crackdowns have meant advisers need to present water-tight advice.

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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.
Andy is Intermediary Director for Aviva UK Life. He is responsible for all intermediary distribution covering 220 roles including regional sales offices, Key Account Management, technical specialists and telephony sales.
Janet has been editor of Money Management since 1986. Winner of 17 awards, she writes on all aspects of personal finance, but specialises in pensions.
James is Financial Adviser's Oracle columnist and is head of multi-manager & multi-asset portfolio management at Fidelity Worldwide Investment.
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