UK investors remain bearish on 2012 outlook
Investors are considerably less interested in investing abroad during the first half of 2012, according to the latest findings from CoreData Research.
UK INVESTORS INCREASINGLY FAVOUR CASH
UK retail investors have shifted their preferences from equities to cash, according to i-Sight Investor Attitudinal Barometer for the first half of this year.
Public value financial advice at £39 per hour
A gap is emerging between what consumers expect to pay for advice and what advisers need to charge to be profitable.
Ashley Wassall: Weak surveys add nothing to fees debate
Attention has once again been focused on remuneration post Retail Distribution Review in the past couple of weeks, following the release of two new surveys on the subject of fees. Neither painted a particularly positive picture for advisers.
FOFA heats up competition for planners
Financial planners may be squeezed out of the industry as competition heats up with the impending entry of accountants, stockbrokers and super funds, according to CoreData, with consolidation a likely outcome as smaller practices move to cut costs and hold wide margins.