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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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Consumers want to pay £253 but you charge £500 Research shows the typical cost advisers charge for an initial financial review is almost double the amount consumers are willing to pay.

Your Industry Aug 21, 2015

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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Performance in fund management must stay clear Investors must be able to tell easily who is delivering the goods and who is not.

Investments Jul 06, 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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Betting the FAMR: Let’s tackle the cause of the gap The RDR tackled bad advice; the FAMR should focus the value of good, says Jon Cudby

Regulation Aug 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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Pensions obscured by fog of complexity Tony Hazell airs his thoughts on industry matters

Aug 05, 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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Advisers must strike balance with regulatory wishes Advisers should not forget the quid pro quo of the Financial Advice Market Review.

Regulation Aug 24, 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.

Pension-itis epidemic

I’ve got serious case of ‘pensionitis’, not helped by the fact that the July Budget has caused a risk to tax relief on pension contributions

Pensions Aug 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.

We used to call it corruption – now it is called the system

Garry Heath airs his thoughts on financial matters

May 07, 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.

Regulation rehabilitated

With Martin Wheatley shortly to leave the FCA, what legacy will he leave his successor? And what can we expect from the next chief?

Regulation Aug 05, 2015
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.

Weather the storm

Europe: Despite the threat of contagion from a possible Grexit and a rate rise in the US, several factors are likely to mitigate the consequences

Jul 03, 2015

Intermediaries can help borrowers ease a pain in their SVRs

Lender’s mortgage director says this is a “fantastic opportunity” for advisers to help save their clients money.

New challenges, mixed with some familiar themes

August’s reputation as a quiet month has taken a knock this year.

Technology is an opportunity for advisers, not a threat

With more options than ever, advisers must take advantage of technology and broaden their client base, urges discretionary manager.

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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.
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.
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