Editor’s Comment: Lessons from the sorry saga of Woodford

The woes of Woodford Investment Management have been well chronicled by Financial Planning Today and others. I will not repeat them hear suffice to say that the curtain is coming down on a painful episode in fund management, as Mr Woodford described it himself.

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Editor’s Comment: A new Financial Planning profession is emerging

The Financial Planning profession is heading in a new direction and there’s no better evidence of this than today’s (11 October) PFS Graduation Ceremony in the august surroundings of the Merchant Taylor’s Hall in the City of London.

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Chloe Moran: Advice gap – opportunity or disaster?

A report published by Octopus Group at the beginning of August, reported that “almost a third (29%) of financial advisers polled said they expect to retire within the next five years, rising to 6 in 10 (58%) within the next ten.” This is “equivalent to more than 15,000 financial advisers leaving the profession out of a current total of over 26,600.”

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MBO 'to spur ambitious growth' at Chartered Financial Planner

A Chartered Financial Planning firm is on the verge of completing a two-year management buyout, which it says will “accelerate a period of ambitious growth” that aims to double the size of the business.

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