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DB pensions pose problems for cheery chancellor

Defined benefit pensions pose a problem for chancellor Philip Hammond despite his new found cheeriness, as the ONS looks to reform how public sector pensions and the PPF are considered on the government's books.

FCA declares troubled DFM Beaufort Securities insolvent

The administrators have been brought in after the financial watchdog declared Beaufort Securities insolvent.

Results are in: 20 things we learned about SJP's business

St James's Place has published its annual results, along with a presentation for analysts that dissects the business. We sifted through the slides and here is what we learned.

JLT profits rise 40% but FCA's ETV action looms

Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) saw a 40% rise in profits through its UK Employee benefits division last year, but faces the possibility of payouts over advice given in the past connected to enhanced transfer values (ETVs).

SJP co-founder Mike Wilson dies, aged 74

St James's Place founder and life president Mike Wilson has died after a battle with cancer aged 74.

Cofunds chief to lead Aegon asset management push

Aegon has announced the launch of a new multi-manager investment company later this year under the leadership of Cofunds chief executive David Hobbs.

Gars to 1825: 8 hot topics in Standard Life Aberdeen's results

Ahead of the combined group’s results tomorrow we take a look at what could be some of the highlights.

SimplyBiz once again eyes IPO with £150m plan

Support services provider SimplyBiz is once again considering an initial public offering (IPO), according to a Reuters report, three years after it dropped plans in favour of remaining independent with other forms of finance.

Rathbones to expand financial planning presence

Rathbone Brothers will expand its financial planning team across a wider range of regions as it looks to pass £40 billion in assets over 2018.

Union deals guide Lighthouse to 'record' £2.5m profit

A string of deals with some of the biggest unions in the UK propelled advice group Lighthouse to a 'record' pre-tax profit of £2.5 million last year.

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Adviser profile: Claire Phillips of First Wealth

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