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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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Peeking up the skirts of the rich tells us nothing News Review: I want our society to improve standards for its poorest rather than ogle the wealthy.

Your Industry 11:48

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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Why is there no comparison guide to value for money? You would expect the best-performing products to be the ones that are able to command a premium.


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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What’s up, ad hoc? One-off advice solves problems One-off advice could solve a problem for clients and advisers alike, says Jon Cudby

Your Industry Apr 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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Subsidies to buy-to-let give first-time buyers no chance Research shows returns on buy-to-let easily outstripped other asset classes over the past 18 years

Apr 23, 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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Pertinent economic questions missing from political debate As the election draws near, it is still unclear how the parties will handle the economy.


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.

No more pensions tinkering

These are good times for professional financial advisers. Indeed, very good times.

Pensions Apr 22, 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.

Leave policymaking to the people who know best

Following the failure of the RDR, only advisers can improve the industry, not out-of-touch politicians

Regulation Apr 16, 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.

Retirement freedoms: Slow, but sure

The over-55s are taking their time to think of where best to put their cash, either in investment funds or in buy-to-lets.

Pensions Apr 16, 2015

Live online guidance shows way forward for Pension Wise

To protect themselves, the website states that Moneyfit Q&A sessions offer “general guidance”.

Don’t be a fool when it comes to selling your business

Selling a business and, crucially, selling it successfully is not a short term project.

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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.

Fragile China

CHINA: The market has been booming recently in the land of the Red Dragon but booms never last so just how sustainable is this?

Apr 23, 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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