The Big Migration?

With news that Goldman Sachs is planning to add ‘hundreds’ of staff to their regional offices and cities like Paris and Frankfurt making aggressive plays for London’s workforce, such concerns …

Encouraging Signs

Up to 13.9 million British workers would be open to using a workplace savings platform – positive news for investment groups increasingly focussing on companies and their workers for future …

Workplace Savings

In an increasingly competitive UK retail savings and investments market, many life companies and asset managers are pinning their future growth strategies on pushing into the workplace. With impending auto-enrolment …

People’s Bonus

The UK opposition Conservative party unveiled a gimmicky plan this week to offer discounted bank shares to the public in an attempt to stir up the siege mentality of British …

Bad Times, Good Music

In times of crisis it can be argued that the human senses are heightened more than in times when the going is good. We’ve all been there – a dangerous …

Rising Stars Fade Fast

Are the days of the star fund manager numbered? Investing via indices or derivatives can be far cheaper and research shows that very few active managers can consistently add value. …

May I Help You?

One of the most sensitive topics in financial services from both an industry and a consumer point of view is the issue of outsourcing jobs overseas. The matter is a …

Treating Customers Fairly

“It’s not fair!” is the universal cry of unhappy small children, teenagers and sometimes older individuals with a grievance or complaint. So it will be interesting to see how the …

And the Award Goes To

The private client sector of the UK financial services market is very mature – so much so that there is an annual awards ceremony to mark those individuals and companies …