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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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Advisers take centre stage as pension guidance fears mount News Review: Guidance might not be ready for reforms, annuity for cash plans raise concerns.

Pensions Mar 23, 2015

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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£1,000 of tax-free saving? Now that’s a giveaway The problem arises when inflation returns to normal levels.

Mar 23, 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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There will be no pension defence without engagement The second line of defence suffers from the same fundamental flaw as the first, says Jon Cudby.

Regulation Mar 24, 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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Slow transfers to freedom-friendly providers likely We know that not every company will offer all the flexibility that is technically possible after pension freedom day.

Pensions Mar 25, 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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Commission bark was always worse than its bite Things clearly went wrong in our industry, but was commission always to blame?

Regulation Mar 09, 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.

Planner’s paradise

After hero-worshipping George, I would then be raising a glass or two to the understated pensions minister Steve Webb

Pensions Mar 25, 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.

Who benefits? The regulators and their paymasters

In fact consumers have one purpose in regulation – as unwilling funders of an unaccountable regime.

Regulation Mar 26, 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.

Long-stop long overdue

A former IFA faces a miserable retirement when he is haunted by a case from the past

Mar 20, 2015

Banks not bashful over pension bank account refusals

Would-be Ssas holder pointed in direction of FTAdviser article which states refusals go beyond rules.

To infinity and beyond: What longevity means for advisers

Zurich’s head of retail platform strategy says advisers will play an increasingly important role.

EU mortgage rules are tame - we need finance ‘gazumping’

Without an element of active competition, the period of reflection is just a period of waiting.

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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.

Breathing space

US: The pause in the fall in US equities can be explained by a strong dollar and uncertainty over the timing of an interest rate hike

Mar 26, 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.
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