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OMGI hands Hargreaves £63m account as it axes ISAs

Hargreaves Lansdown is to take over 3,200 clients from Old Mutual Global Investors as the latter withdraws from the ISA market.

Centrica shares crash after loss of 823,000 customers

Shares in British Gas owner endure their worst day ever after profit warning following the loss of 823,000 customers in just four months.

House builders hit by Hammond's planning crackdown

Chancellor cracks down on house builders snapping up planning permissions but failing to build.

Outsourcing: Stephanie Dyke of Blue Fox Wealth

The director tells Jennifer Hill how disruption to service led her to ditch a DFM for Casterbridge Wealth

Cover star recap: Family fortunes

Beaufort Financial (Reading) director Chris Shaw says there is no conflict of interest in using Beaufort Group’s discretionary arm, as it allows his advisers to focus on the job in hand and its performance is exceptional

Passive perspective: Hard knocks do not dent ETFs’ enduring reliability

These low-cost passive funds have survived the tech bubble and the financial crisis. If boom turns to bust in the near future, they look well placed to benefit from active outflow

Multi-asset: Watershed moment for UK interest rates

The Bank of England’s decision to tighten monetary policy has encouraged multi-asset fund managers to review the duration of their fixed interest holdings and exposure to bond proxies

Investigation exposes UK’s ‘biggest investment con’

Consumer group Which? has issued an alert on binary options, which have exploded in popularity over the last 10 years.

What does Mifid II mean for adviser outsourcing?

Adviser outsourcing soared ahead of the RDR, but the looming MiFID II directive lends fresh urgency to the question of whether advisers or outsourcing partners are responsible for suitability

The rise of passive multi-asset funds

Multi-asset funds that are as passive as possible, and often use index trackers, have garnered a great following. But some advisers still see benefits in an active approach

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Play We quiz Standard Life chief on 1825 and Elevate

We quiz Standard Life chief on 1825 and Elevate

In this final instalment of our exclusive interview, Standard Life chief executive Barry O'Dwyer answers Citywire's questions about the company's restricted advice arm 1825, and brands the Elevate platform deal a 'fantastic success'.

2 Comments CIO Tapes 2: two warnings and a lot of optimism

CIO Tapes 2: two warnings and a lot of optimism

Our group of leading asset management CIOs see a lot of opportunities – and overseas investors are buying UK too

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Adviser Profile: Andy Springford and Natalie Wright of Mazars

Adviser Profile: Andy Springford and Natalie Wright of Mazars

Andy Springford and Natalie Wright personify the high standards expected of young advisers at Mazars Financial Planning, as the future-facing firm looks to achieve revenue of £20 million by 2021