The Pension Regulator wants a chief executive with a thick skin – or in other words this person must be prepared to be hauled over the coals by MPs as happened to the previous incumbent Lesley Titcomb. Quite a few people think she was treated rather unfairly. It is a tough job and one that can only get more difficult as TPR gets more powerful.
Soc Gen’s resident bear Albert Edwards says he believes a global recession could only be six months away. Do we think we’re in shape to cope?
An Aegon survey shows that some 56% of advisers support the continuation of contingent charging.
This is interesting – Hargreaves Lansdown suggests 15 ways to protect your money if you are worried about developing Alzheimer’s. A lot of these sorts of lists are silly.
Informed Choice’s Nick Bamford suggests replatforming problems are exposing the dinosaurs among the platform providers.
Consultant Malcolm Kerr asks whether more providers could offer tracker funds with zero charges following Fidelity’s offer these funds in the US. Stock lending is doing a lot of heavy lifting here.
Citywire looks at the ways multi-asset funds are protecting themselves against the possible effects of Brexit.
Mercer parent Marsh & McLennan (MMC) is buying JLT for £4.3bn in a deal that values the consultancy at 30 times earnings. Job losses are expected reports Corporate Adviser.
Mortgage Strategy provides a brief history of interest rates since 1979. Useful.