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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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Adviser suitability reports fail on Catch-22 Endless expansion of reports paradoxically renders them meaningless as a defence.

Regulation 10:59

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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We’ve kicked the FTSE monkey off our nation’s back There is something uniquely British about the way we immediately rush to put a downer on positive news.

Investments Mar 02, 2015

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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Lionising star managers undermines value of advice The focus on ‘star’ fund managers makes it easy to forget that advisers add real value, says Jon Cudby

Investments Feb 20, 2015

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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Investors brought low in between FTSE highs Investment industry could control excessively high charges

Mar 04, 2015

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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Hold the champagne – does public grasp meaning of FTSE high? It is important that normal investors really understand the fundamentals of investing.

Investments Mar 02, 2015

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.

Spreading the word

The protection insurance industry has done a great job cleaning up its act. Now it’s time to spread the word to the public.

Feb 26, 2015
Garry Heath is one of the best known figures in the financial services industry, having been director general of the IFA Association during the 1990s. He has since been an active campaigner on many issues, most recently on the impact of RDR on financial advisers, with his trenchant Heath Report.

The state: first port of call or the last for provision?

A Royal Commission is needed to establish how much a citizen can rely on government provision of benefits if no private provision is made

Your Industry Mar 04, 2015
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.

Is Pension Wise guidance service doomed to failure?

If Pension Wise is to thrive, it must forge links with advisers who in turn are willing to offer a limited advice service.

Jan 21, 2015

Pension ‘freedoms’ will be less simple than they appear

News Review: Savers will be able to dip into their pension whenever they like from April... well, maybe.

The big boys or the little guy – which side are you on?

Garry Heath airs his views on the world of financial advice

Politicians should fess up and apologise

Many ordinary citizens use perfectly legitimate methods to pay less tax.

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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.

Too many variables

UK economy: Uncertainty around the general election in May and the end of the Greek bailout extension in June is undermining any good news

Mar 04, 2015
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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