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Editor’s picks: 5 top read stories on ABR

Selected top stories published on Adviser Business Review in the past few months

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Rob Kingsbury

Editor, Adviser Business Review

 FCA’s Percival further clarifies regulator’s view on suitability reports

Percival, Rory 20130722

Rory Percival provided further comment around what should be included in suitability reports and the client file, with particular reference to products and investments not recommended in the advice given.

Adviser fees should reflect work done and risk taken

Harper, Stephen approvedCharging by percentage of assets under management is fair to the client and for the adviser business. If you pay for cheap advisers you get cheap advice, says Stephen Harper, CEO Attivo Group.

What we’ve learned from our work as a Section 166 Skilled Person firm

Bailey, SteveATEB Consulting’s Steve Bailey draws conclusions on the FCA’s key areas of focus and adviser best practice from the firm’s work as a member of the FCA’s Skilled Person Panel.

Restricted model – don’t knock it until you’ve tried it

Sargisson, TimThe restricted financial advice model neatly fits outcomes-driven advice, argues Tim Sargisson, CEO of Sandringham Financial Partners.

Expect consolidation of the adviser market to ‘pick up pace’

Lee Hartley fullIncreased pressure from the Regulator and the changes to dividend tax rates will impact smaller businesses, prompting an increase in consolidation, even as advice opportunities grow, predicts Fairstone Group CEO Lee Hartley.

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