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Adviser Workshop: How to prevent cyberattacks

Sam Secomb (pictured), Phil Melville and Peter Chadborn discuss how they tackle the threat of cyberattacks

IFA launches own adviser directory to take on Unbiased

An IFA in Wales has launched his own adviser directory because he does not think the current options are serving the public properly.

Apfa members vote in favour of WMA merger

Advice trade body's members voted unanimously to merge with the Wealth Management Association in June.

Revealed: Fund groups in secret talks with IFDS over FCA rules

Administration giant IFDS is at the centre of a secret regulatory review into the way client money is handled, with the FCA determined to ensure client assets are protected at all times under its new rules.

FCA finds greater levels of suitability among restricted firms

The Financial Conduct Authority’s suitability review found restricted firms provided suitable advice in more cases than independent firms, with even higher rates of acceptable disclosures.

Tenet appoints regulatory director

Tenet network has hired Caroline Bradley to replace outgoing group regulatory director Mike O'Brien.

National advice firm considers own platform to cut charges

Foster Denovo has spoken to platform companies about a white labelled solution that would protect clients from unnecessary fees.

Old Mutual battles for reputation after dropping IFDS

Old Mutual Wealth’s decision to replace IFDS with FNZ as its new platform technology provider may not have impressed analysts, but the switch could reduce risk while controlling cost.

Transact profits pass £20 million as platform prepares float

Wrap platform Transact has posted a 28% rise in profits for the year to September 2016.

Best Practice expands buyout scheme after Schroders deal

The Best Practice network is offering more buyout options and has more bandwidth for acquisitions since it part-sold to asset manager Schroders.

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Play Vanguard looks to grow retirement clients with target funds

Vanguard looks to grow retirement clients with target funds

Vanguard chief economist Peter Westaway says the firm’s recently launched retirement funds, which adjust asset allocations over time, offer a low-cost solution for advisers and clients.

Play CEO tapes: 'Is this government business orientated?'

CEO tapes: 'Is this government business orientated?'

In the final part of our series the four fund bosses discuss how Brexit could impact their businesses.

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Adviser Profile: Brian Hill of Jones Hill

Adviser Profile: Brian Hill of Jones Hill

Brian Hill has used his army background to build a firm that specialises in financial advice for the forces, while adopting a franchise model to forge a new path for the future of advice firms