Fund groups are still not fully prepared for the introduction of Mifid II despite that not being ready is "not an option", Santander Asset Management's Tom Caddick has said.
Asset managers should take a page from the book of IFAs, and focus more on outcomes for their clients than one-upping competitors, according to The Adviser Centre's Peter Toogood.
Intergeneration wealth disparity, tax simplification and removal of the £1m lifetime pension allowance are all addressed in a remarkable letter to the prime minister from Brewin Dolphin CEO David Nicol.
AJ Bell has launched an online hub to help advisers and wealth managers navigate the tricky world of due diligence when choosing investment platforms.
The FSCS levy and understanding the value of advice will be the first IMFA projects, with chief Liz Field admitting she does not yet know the figures in the overlap between WMA and APFA members.
Industry stalwart Peter Mann has said the financial planning sector needs to come up with regulation that works for everyone.
The Wealth Management Association (WMA) and the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) are to merge to form a new industry body, IMFA
Former Investment Association interim chief executive Guy Sears has joined Marlborough Fund Managers and IFSL as a non-executive director.
The FCA has been criticised by the Complaints Commissioner for parts of its handling of a complaint by a former company chair, and told to review its processes.
The rocketing costs of compliance could eat up a tenth of firms' annual revenues in the next five years, wealth managers fear.
The Investment Association has been accused of doing the ‘hokey-cokey’ with the UK Equity Income sector by two Kames Capital managers, so much so they believe the sector has become ‘redundant’.
Half of all complaints made against investment products were upheld in the second half of 2016, according to the latest data released by the FCA.
The failure of a large asset manager and its potential impact on market stability will be one of the key focuses for the FCA this year.
The FCA has proposed a 4.7% hike in fees for advisers and brokers as part of its 2017/18 business plan.
Morningstar has hit back at the FCA over its market study critique of fund ratings agencies.
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is raising its investment intermediary levy for the 2017/18 year by £4m in spite of an overall budget cut.
The types of firm that can approach the FCA for help developing new robo-advice products has been expanded.
The FCA has banned two Alternative Investment Market (AIM) financial controllers for market abuse.