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Technical articles | 01 Nov 2005
Peter Hales is using his Presidency of the CII to reinvigorate its commitment to life and pensions.  He tells Kevin Pratt that the Institute has much to offer this side of the industry.  The financial services industry has always been a broad parish.  Firms deal variously in ...
Technical articles | 01 Nov 2005
The inexperienced, the unregulated and the unqualified are rushing to persuade clients to use their pension to buy property abroad.  Robin Ali sounds warning bells.  Most people reading this will be aware that, under the pension regime commencing in April 2006, residential propert...
Technical articles | 01 Aug 2005
Never mind the quantitative allocation, feel the benefit of qualitative judgement in the asset selection process.  Andy Clark flies the flag for traditional investment advice.  When asked to contribute a feature on whether advisers have a role in asset allocation, I jumped at the ...
Technical articles | 01 Jun 2005
Time, it's said, is money.  Karl Hartey offers advice on how to invest it wisely.  No matter who you are or what you do, you only have 24 hours in each day.  The trick is to use them productively.  That doesn't mean working an 18-hour day and never having a day off. ...
Technical articles | 01 May 2005
Regulator reminds consumers and advisers that "tax breaks aren't everything".  The Financial Services Suthority has signalled that greater care should be taken by advisers and consumers before an investment is made into a Venture Capital Trust.  According to the FSA, VCT's are bei...
Technical articles | 01 Feb 2005
News on overseas interests from the PFS from February 2005.
Technical articles | 01 Jan 2005
From his office in Puerto Banús, Robin Ali offers his view of the Spanish property market.  Spain has seen soaring property values over recent years, driven mainly by investment buyers and by northern Europeans in search of a place in the sun.  The question is, will it last? ...
Technical articles | 01 Dec 2002
It may be better known as a sun-soaked holiday destination but the Caribbean is forging a reputation as a quality offshore centre for financial services, says Rodney Hobson.
Technical articles | 01 Jan 2002
Having high recognised industry standards will bring benefits to pension providers and to consumers, says John Cox, chief executive, Pensions Protection Investments Accreditation Board (PPIAB)

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