For once it may be the UK that causes a revolution in France, which is keen to understand how the retail distribution review turned financial services on its head. Last week the London office of French bank BNP Paribas hosted an event to show French advisers how UK financial services have been changed by the RDR.
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The government is to withdraw income tax relief on share buy-backs in venture capital trusts.
More than 12 months ago, I read the latest plan by the regulator to shore up the Sipp market. It expected 14% to 18% of Sipp providers to pack it all in. Since then, talk of consolidation has moved from an expectation to reality; but how far reaching will it be? Andrew Roberts of Barnett Waddingham writes.
Janice Ranaboldo's favourite piece of software is cloud-based client management system that was built in-house.
Using another IFA’s investment proposition can add a layer of expertise as well as cutting costs and administration. However, it can also complicate matters for clients and may prove inefficient in some cases. If you do go down this route, how do you decide which IFA to use?
Skandia investment director James Millard is set to leave following the company's decision to put Old Mutual Global Investors in charge of its WealthSelect model portfolio proposition.
Large networks such as Sesame, Intrinsic, Openwork and St James’s Place are set to win from fund managers move to super clean share classes, according to analysts at Barclays.
The FCA’s desire to be a forward-thinking regulator marks it out from its predecessor in terms of its attitude towards adviser firms and consumers, but is this enough? Mel Holman, director of Compliance and Training Solutions discusses.
Skandia is in talks with the fund groups which make up its Wealth Select investment range over how the proposition will be priced following the Financial Conduct Authority ban on platform cross subsidisation.
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