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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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Advice-like provider pensions role must be limited I’m all in support of bolstering the defence, but we must not undermine the spirit of the reforms.

Pensions Jan 30, 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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Fundhouse’s fee model may shake up ratings world Some ratings firms also carry out certain consultancy work for asset management businesses outside of their ratings activities.

Jan 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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Pension reform should not be rushed The pensions reforms are great, but we should focus on implementing the changes better, not quicker, says Jon Cudby.

Pensions Jan 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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When will FCA stop this exploitation of savers? Tony Hazell urtges us to hold to account interest rate cuts

Jan 28, 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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Aviva fires warning shot across bows of vulnerable Sesame More must be done to save Sesame, as our sector can ill afford to lose more advisers.

Jan 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.

Pensioner bonds are great but what about the rest of us?

Higher rates only highlight the abysmally low interest on other savings products

Jan 28, 2015
Gill is network development director at ValidPath. She previously founded independent advice trade body IFA Centre and has represented IFAs on the regulators’s 'smaller businesses practitioner panel'

Paying the true economic cost of industry events

It cannot be an inducement for me to tell five speakers to share the day delegate costs between themselves equally.

Dec 11, 2014
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.

Is Pension Wise guidance service doomed to failure?

If Pension Wise is to thrive, it must forge links with advisers who in turn are willing to offer a limited advice service.

Jan 21, 2015

My experience of falling into the ‘advice gap’

It looks like Google will have to suffice.

Fresh annuity-related redress puts spotlight on review

News Review: Friends Life underpaid 1,200 customers as a result of mis-calculated with-profits bonuses.

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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.

All-consuming issue

GROWTH: With the oil price in a slump consumers are now likely to power the economy as retail growth is already at its most confident since ’07

Jan 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.

Philip Ryley: Be careful what you wish for with FCA

Lord Turner was absolutely correct to say that “the pattern of the past is not acceptable” - you do not have to be either a regulator to reach that...

Regulation Sep 19, 2014
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