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Diary of an adviser in lockdown

Diary of an Adviser in Lockdown

It’s safe to say if you read Ralph’s feature in a Diary of an Adviser from August 2018, a week in the life of an Adviser looks very different during lockdown. On Monday 23rd March 2020 everything had already been tried and tested in anticipation of Boris Johnson’s announcement, so we were all able to work…
coronavirus and the markets

Market Update: The Coronavirus Effect

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Yesterday, 12 March 2020, marked the worst day in the markets since 1987, with the FTSE 100 (the main UK index) dropping by more than 10%. As coronavirus continues to spread around the world, so too does investor fear that economic growth will be destroyed in its wake. Neil Wilson, chief market analyst at Markets.com…
Client survey results

Our Client Survey 2019: The Results

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One of our top priorities is always making sure our clients are happy with the service they receive from us. Our client survey is a way of checking in to see what we’re doing well and what we could be doing better. Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who took part. We received 120…
Age UK Suffolk

Supporting Age UK Suffolk: Our Chosen Charity for 2020

We are excited to introduce our Charity of the Year 2020: Age UK Suffolk. Despite being based in Norfolk, we have many clients in Suffolk and wanted to support the wonderful work that Age UK Suffolk do. Age UK Suffolk is a local, independent charity working with and for older people in Suffolk. Last year,…
SMCR - Senior Managers and Certification Regime

SMCR – Senior Managers and Certification Regime

There are some big changes happening for regulated firms, like us, in the UK. On 9 December 2019, the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) – also referred to as the ‘Accountability Regime’ – will replace the Approved Persons Regime for all FCA registered firms. According to the FCA website: “The aim of the Senior…