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Vision but no detail

Oct 01, 2015

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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£7m bill to be told FSA was rubbish adds insult to injury Seven years after taxpayers were forced to spend £20bn bailing out Hbos we have had to spend another £7m to be told what we knew all along.

Mortgages Nov 20, 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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In defence of short-term performance figures Onus is on fund selectors to be short-termist at the moment.

Investments Nov 23, 2015

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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Can adviser-only regulator solve industry problems? Jon Cudby takes a look at the dwindling adviser market and suggests you need to ‘bear’ with your adviser.

Your Industry Nov 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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Help-to-buy Isa is a capital idea A limit on the value of first-time buyer properties that come under the scheme excludes many parts of the country


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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Asset manager-client link is about to get stronger New conduct risk rules could ultimately bring fund firms closer to their end-clients.

Investments Nov 23, 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.

Equity Release Council must up its game

It is up to the equity release industry to repair its tarnished image

Nov 18, 2015
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.

Webb is Pension Wise after the event

Former pensions minister Steve Webb has admitted the government guidance scheme was a costly mistake, but his vouchers idea would have helped tens...

Pensions Nov 18, 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.

When does guidance become advice?

While financial advisers must recognise the barriers separating guidance and advice, those barriers are not insurmountable

Oct 28, 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

Is the chancellor coming to TEE?

Debating the merits of changing the system of pension tax relief.

Death Happens – Plan For It!

Advertorial: What would happen to your dependants if you died?

What to expect from the Autumn Statement

Chancellor’s first all-Conservative statement may be less about political shock and awe and more about tying up loose ends.

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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.
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.
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