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FCA must put providers to the Ronseal test If you don’t do what you say on the tin, you should be fined.

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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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Optimise those savings How to ensure a good income from retirement savings in an uncertain economic climate?

Jan 27, 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

Is this the only diversification tool left? Value stocks offer an intriguing prospect

Feb 01, 2016

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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Commission should be left in the past Just because people love a freebie does not mean we are doing them any favours by giving it to them, says Jon Cudby.

Jan 22, 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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No feather in Osborne’s cap over pension exit fees It is difficult to justify charges for pensions that have been held for 20 years

Feb 03, 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

The shifting sands of regulation Government should be cautious of the shifting sands of regulation

Feb 01, 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.

Expect the unexpected from Osborne’s next Budget

It looks virtually certain that a flat rate of pension tax relief is on the horizon

Feb 03, 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.

Independence passed up

Posts at the FCA have been taken by reliable City insiders – but could not more independents have been considered?

Feb 03, 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.

Exiting EIS and inheritance tax planning

Many advisers will have invested their client’s money in enterprise investment schemes some years ago

Pensions year summarised by distinct events

Freedom and choice, the summer Budget and the Autumn Statement defined pensions across 2015.

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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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