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Carmignac: why advisers should track Bitcoin's value

Investment boutique Carmignac calls turning tide of cryptocurrency Bitcoin days before its rapid crash, and says the currency value is a good barometer for risk-appetite.

Bellpenny drops: chief exec promises smooth move to independence

Ascot Lloyd chief executive Nigel Stockton explains why the consolidator dropped all of its restricted advice to go completely independent, and sets out the case for dropping Bellpenny from its name.

IFAs rethink fossil fuels after '$22tn carbon bubble' warning

Advisers are looking at alternatives to fossil fuels for their investments after a 'thought-provoking' talk by futurist Ed Gillespie at the New Model Adviser® conference.

Multi-asset: Turning a new leaf

As fund houses gain more ethical, social and environmental expertise, they are increasingly able to help advisers address the sometimes unusual preferences of individual clients

Transact: eight key facts from platform's 2017 financial report

Take a look at the figures that show why platform company Transact said last year was one of its ‘most rewarding so far.’

Windfall for Transact shareholders as dividend hits £27 per share

Shareholders in platform company Transact will enjoy a dividend payout of up to £27 per share this month as the company announces it is still on track for its planned initial public offering in the first half of 2018.

Pension transfers drive PruFund's popularity, but are IFAs overly reliant?

The success of the ubiquitous Prudential range has forced rivals to launch copycats to compete, however IFAs have been warned not to become overly reliant on it for pension transfer advice.

Adviser Workshop: How to inform clients about Bitcoin

Serena van der Meulen and Martin Bamford discuss the explosion of cryptocurrency, and how they handle client enquires about investing in the speculative assets.

Ex-LEBC advisers back down from restrictive covenant challenge

National IFA LEBC claimed two of its advisers broke their contracts by soliciting a total of 160 clients five months after they left the firm.

FCA serves RBS Libor trader with ban and £250,000 fine

Regulator dishes out a 'substantial' fine to an RBS Libor trader in an attempt to deter others from disregarding industry standards.

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5 Comments Play Watch: Ed Balls' DB transfer warning to chancellor

Watch: Ed Balls' DB transfer warning to chancellor

The former shadow chancellor has issued a warning to the current chancellor about potential DB transfer ‘mis-selling’ in pension freedoms.

Play We quiz Standard Life chief on 1825 and Elevate

We quiz Standard Life chief on 1825 and Elevate

In this final instalment of our exclusive interview, Standard Life chief executive Barry O'Dwyer answers Citywire's questions about the company's restricted advice arm 1825, and brands the Elevate platform deal a 'fantastic success'.

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Adviser Profile: Stefan Fura of Furnley House

Adviser Profile: Stefan Fura of Furnley House

Stefan Fura has guided Furnley House into a strong position, doubling income in the past two years. Now the keen football coach wants to mentor the next generation by promoting advice and pitching the value of financial education