Government must tackle £200bn consumer debt crisis

Government must tackle £200bn consumer debt crisis...

The Financial Conduct Authority has called on the government to come up with a solution to Britain's dangerous ballooning consumer debt problem.

Published : 19, Sep 2017
Boutique joins list pledging to absorb Mifid costs

Boutique joins list pledging to absorb Mifid costs...

SVM Asset Management has announced it will take on the cost of external research under Mifid II rules next year.

Published : 18, Sep 2017
Researchers to lose $1.5bn in critical post-Mifid era

Researchers to lose $1.5bn in critical post-Mifid...

A halving of the cash spent on research by investment managers could see banks lose $1.5bn in revenue once Mifid II rules come into force next year.

Published : 14, Sep 2017
Probe into £1.6trn consultant market handed to govt watchdog

Probe into £1.6trn consultant market handed to...

Three of the largest investment consultancies have pledged to cooperate fully with a government investigation into the industry amid competition concerns.

Published : 14, Sep 2017
Mifid II research unbundling consensus grows, again

Mifid II research unbundling consensus grows,...

Deutsche Asset Management and Franklin Templeton are the latest firms to reveal they will take on the cost of research once Mifid II comes into force next year.

Published : 13, Sep 2017
Aberdeen Standard absorbs Mifid research cost

Aberdeen Standard absorbs Mifid research cost

Aberdeen Standard Investments, the investment arm of the recently-merged mega manager, has confirmed it will absorb research costs once Mifid II come into force early next year.

Published : 12, Sep 2017
FCA updates investigation into six insurance firms

FCA updates investigation into six insurance firms...

An investigation into how five insurance firms treat long-standing customers will continue with only one case closed, the Financial Conduct Authority has confirmed.

Published : 7, Sep 2017
Quarter of firms not ready for Mifid II

Quarter of firms not ready for Mifid II

More than a quarter of businesses are struggling to prepare for Mifid II ahead of the January 2018 deadline, a new survey from communications firm Teleware has found.

Published : 6, Sep 2017
Fundhouse goes public with fund selection track record

Fundhouse goes public with fund selection track...

Fundhouse has decided to make its fund selection track records available to the public in a push for greater transparency in a highly unregulated part of the financial services industry.

Published : 6, Sep 2017
Allianz joins growing list of firms to shoulder Mifid research costs

Allianz joins growing list of firms to shoulder...

Allianz Global Investors has become the latest asset manager to reveal it will take on the cost of external research once Mifid II rules come into force early next year.

Published : 5, Sep 2017
Anti-scam warnings on fake pension websites tricking investors

Anti-scam warnings on fake pension websites tricking...

Rogue pension websites are carrying anti-scam messages to try to trick UK consumers into believing that they are legitimate businesses, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has warned.

Published : 5, Sep 2017
Companies increase long-term focus as quarterly reporting falls

Companies increase long-term focus as quarterly...

The UK's top companies are reducing the publication of quarterly reports with an increasing number abandoning them altogether, the Investment Association has found.

Published : 4, Sep 2017
HMRC’s rules for IHT on downsizing property are ‘impenetrable’

HMRC’s rules for IHT on downsizing property are...

New HMRC guidelines on how people can downsize their home but retain the value of their previous residence for inheritance tax reduction purposes have been branded ‘impenetrable’ by accountancy body the ICAEW.

Published : 30, Aug 2017
JOHCM's external research to cost £5m per annum

JOHCM's external research to cost £5m per annum...

J O Hambro Capital Management (JOHCM) has joined the roster of investment managers who will pay for external research costs through their own profit & loss account, a move which will cost it an additional £5m per year.

Published : 29, Aug 2017
IA to name companies experiencing backlash on pay packages

IA to name companies experiencing backlash on...

The Investment Association (IA) has set up a public register to name and shame listed companies that are subject to shareholder opposition on executive pay.

Published : 29, Aug 2017
TV pension scam campaign would cost £2m a year

TV pension scam campaign would cost £2m a year...

A carefully-targeted pension scam public awareness campaign including television advertising would cost in the region of £2m annually, a financial services advertising expert has said.

Published : 25, Aug 2017
FCA rejects compliance officer with 20-year track record over “competence” concerns

FCA rejects compliance officer with 20-year track...

The Financial Conduct Authority has refused to approve a compliance officer with nearly 20 years of experience from carrying out certain controlled functions on behalf of online trader Goldenway Global Investments.

Published : 23, Aug 2017
T. Rowe Price to cover research costs under Mifid II

T. Rowe Price to cover research costs under Mifid...

T. Rowe Price has joined a growing number of fund managers that have pledged not to pass on research costs to clients.

Published : 21, Aug 2017
Government revives pensions cold calling crackdown

Government revives pensions cold calling crackdown...

The government has revived plans for a ban on pension cold calling with a promise of new legislation after the original plan was dropped owing to the snap general election.

Published : 21, Aug 2017
Silverfinch: Pressure to meet Mifid II deadline is on

Silverfinch: Pressure to meet Mifid II deadline...

Time and clarity are among the biggest Mifid II headaches facing asset and wealth managers according to Ashley Smith, senior vice president at data exchange hub Silverfinch.

Published : 18, Aug 2017

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