‘In the Spotlight’: Andy Bell on SIPPs and the future of retirement planning

Spotlight AJ BellIt is often said that the only constant in pensions is change. So far in 2014 we’ve seen more than our fair share and we’re still only half way through the year. So, who better to talk us through it all than Andy Bell, founder of AJ Bell, one of the UK’s largest SIPP operators with around 100,000 customers and just over £20 billion of funds under administration. Our Marketing Manager, Phillip Bray, posed the questions. Phillip Bray: You have a proposition for advisers as well as DIY investors, which has been ...

‘In the Spotlight’: Frank Field on non-advised Annuity brokers

UntitledThe Annuity market has hit the headlines in recent weeks, with many people questioning the fairness of the current system. However, it was still a surprise when it was revealed last week, that Frank Field, Labour MP for Birkenhead and former Minister for Welfare Reform under Tony Blair, has written to the Office for Fair Trading (OFT), requesting a full investigation into the non-advised Annuity brokerage market. In his letter to the OFT, Mr Field said: “I am writing to you about the UK pension Annuity brokerage system, which ...

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 ...