In the Spotlight: David Fox from Dentons

Spotlight DentonsThis month we shine the spotlight on self-invested pension specialists, Dentons, as we catch up with their Director of Sales & Marketing, David Fox. Dentons operate predominantly in the more bespoke end of the SIPP market, which means they are not necessarily a household name, we started by asking David for some basic facts and figures. David Fox (right): We are well established, having been dealing with self-invested pensions since 1979 and over that time we’ve built up a business which looks after around 3,000 ...

Harlequin Property update: SFO investigates & SIPP providers admit to holding Harlequin investments

Update Harlequin 150pxThe last couple of months have been worrying ones for Harlequin Property investors, first came an alert to financial advisers by the FSA, then rumours of an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), which appear to be true and it now seems that income payments to some investors have stopped. Since we last wrote about Harlequin Property on 4th March, which you can still read by clicking here, we’ve been contacted by a ...

SIPPs: FSA warns on overseas property investments

FSA warns on overseas property investmentsThe FSA has issued two warnings to advisers and investors highlighting the dangers of overseas property and wider unregulated investments. In a separate alert to financial advisers the regulator also took the unusual step of naming one particular unregulated investment scheme. SIPPs and unregulated investments In the first warning the FSA highlighted their concerns over some financial advisers recommending SIPPs (Self Invested Personal Pensions) to investors who then planned to buy unregulated investments ...

The Retail Distribution Review, how will it affect you?

The Retail Distribution Review, how will it affect you?You may be aware that the FSA’s (Financial Services Authority) Retail Distribution Review, or RDR for short, will be introduced with effect from 1st January 2013. There has been an increasing number of stories in the press about the RDR, some more accurate than others and some frankly just scaremongering. So we thought I’d take the opportunity to explain a little more about the RDR and how it will affect you. What is the Retail Distribution ...