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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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FCA has shown it is listening to adviser concerns Advisers should be pretty happy with this outcome - and not just because it’s the right model for capital adequacy.

Regulation May 29, 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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Clock is ticking for Aberdeen to turn Swip funds around Aberdeen is looking to the Swip acquisition to give it a stronger footing in developed-world markets.

Investments May 26, 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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Taking Libertatem with new adviser trade body Libertatem could provide the support advisers need, but only if advisers support it.

Your Industry May 21, 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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Second Budget Syndrome soon to strike Tony Hazell airs his thoughts on industry matters

May 27, 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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Young upstart sets out to fight aggressive regulation We have ‘a golden opportunity to return accountability’ to the regulator, says Heath.

Your Industry May 26, 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.

Ros Altmann has a hard act to follow

The ousted pension minister has won my lifetime respect for his steady hand on the tiller.

May 20, 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.

Advising the masses

Government must enable ordinary people to access real advice, and technology can also help

May 13, 2015

Pension freedom will drive more to trusts? Don’t count on it

There are a number of advantages of retaining funds within a pension, and several different advantages of using a trust.

Mr Osborne, July would be a good time to drop Mas

Ken Davy airs his views on the industry

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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.

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US: Despite underwhelming Q1 growth figures and consumer reticence to spend, the economy is expected to bounce back

May 28, 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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