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Pension exit charge cap doesn’t fit Charges should reflect the cost of carrying out the action requested.

Pensions May 27, 2016

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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Best of both worlds The question is not whether active or passive funds are best, but how to best combine them in one’s portfolio, according to the gospel of...

May 18, 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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Advisers must hope M&G move is endgame for D2C ambitions Asset managers’ direct clients are back in the spotlight: what does that mean for advisers?


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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Pension exit charges save people from themselves Low early exit fees will make it too easy for savers to scupper their savings, says Jon Cudby

Pensions May 27, 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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Providers are forced to do the right thing Everyone knows the pension exit charges are unjustifiable, but the industry is happy to wait until legislative changes are made

May 25, 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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Advisers must speak up for the role Industry should give robo-advice a challenge by striving for gold standard

Apr 18, 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.

Red tape and squeezed profit margins caused Axa move

The FCA should be creating confidence in the UK financial services market, but instead it is driving companies abroad

May 25, 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.

The fog of fees

A one-number approach that covers all costs would give investors the transparency they crave

May 25, 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.

Career blockers without skills: negative stereotypes of...

Preventing career progression and outdated skill-sets are key areas of concern.

Working wonders for employee wellbeing

Employees assistance can help prevent wellbeing concerns becoming bigger issues.

Leveraging learning to boost your business

The three key areas financial services can learn from the other industries.

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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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