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How Windy Is It . . . ? Monday, 24th October 2016 – No.202

Last week saw another instalment of the aftermath of the EU referendum result.  This episode focused on Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England (BoE), as his policies and alleged bias being put under the microscope by Theresa May.  Since the Conservative conference there has been tension between the government and the BoE, as comments around the “bad […]

How Windy Is It . . . ? Monday, 17th October 2016 – No.201

On the 19th November 1967, in what has now become an infamous announcement, the then Prime Minister Harold Wilson, following the devaluation of Sterling from $2.80 to $2.40, said ‘It does not mean that the pound here in Britain, in your pocket or purse or in your bank, has been devalued.’ No one believed him then and the recent performance […]

How Windy Is It . . . ? Monday, 10th October 2016 – No.200

Today we celebrate our two hundredth edition of our weekly update.  We hope that the ‘How Windy is it… ?’ has helped provide relevant information along the way.  In the four years it has been running, the delivery and presentation has evolved.  However, the mandate has stayed the same: keep our clients informed.
So what happened last week?  Continuing on from […]

New Model Adviser – Simon Goldthorpe: Beaufort could be the Independent SJP

National advice firm Beaufort Group has launched a finance facility to help new and established independent firms, which it says could help make it an independent version of St James’s Place (SJP). Simon Goldthorpe, executive chairman of the Beaufort Group said he had seen a lack of cash holding back both established independent businesses looking to develop and advisers wanting to start something […]

FT Adviser Lettter of the Week – Simon Goldthorpe has his say

For those advisers committed to independence, life seems to be getting much tougher.

The recent Almary Green aborted deal with Standard Life has resulted in a lose-lose situation in that no deal has been done (with presumably substantial costs being expended) but Almary Green has lost a significant number of advisers as they were threatened with a restricted offering.

Continue reading at: https://www.ftadviser.com/opinion/2016/09/30/letter-to-the-editor-road-to-independence-offers-hard-choices/ […]


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