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Labour urges pension funds to stop companies avoiding tax

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has told companies that Labour will be ‘coming for you’ if they avoid taxes, and has urged pension funds to increase pressure on businesses they invest in.

Nationalise pension investing, says economist who called crisis

A senior economic adviser to the Labour Party has called for the nationalisation of the UK’s pensions system, suggesting a new national investment bank should manage the public’s savings rather than private asset managers.

How multi-asset funds are guarding against Brexit uncertainty

With equities doing so well, fund managers are looking for alternatives to bonds as conservative plays, such as fixed income and foreign currencies

Lamb's Almary Green in sale talks with Norwich IFA

Norwich IFA Smith & Pinching is in talks to acquire local advice firm Almary Green, New Model Adviser® has learned.

1825’s chairman Murray steps down for new SLA role

1825’s chairman and former chief executive Steve Murray is stepping down from his role and starting a new position within the Standard Life Aberdeen group away from its advice arm.

FCA to hold autumn workshops for DB transfer advisers

The FCA will hold defined benefit (DB) transfer sessions this autumn to ‘reiterate our expectations’.

Connaught: 14 IFAs denied £3m from Capita redress scheme

Fourteen IFAs have been denied £2 million in compensation they thought they were owed as part of the Capita Redress scheme for the collapsed Connaught fund.

FCA’s closed-book blunder ends with a whimper

The FCA has closed its remaining exit fee investigations into four life companies: Abbey Life, Countrywide, Old Mutual and Prudential.

Aegon begins compensation payouts after ‘challenging’ IFA meeting

Aegon has announced it has started paying customer compensation at a ‘challenging’ meeting with advisers.

DB transfer firm appoints liquidator after restriction hits income

Paraplanning firm Heather Dunne Consulting, which was connected to a pension transfer outsourcer, has gone into voluntary liquidation.

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Adviser profile: Steve Buttercase of Verve Investment Planning

After overcoming the loss of his father and fighting depression, Steve Buttercase is now on a mission to help clients find happiness at Verve Investment Planning.