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StanChart given high-risk client ban in $300m settlement

20 August 2014 9:00 am | By Michael Berry

Standard Chartered has been banned from dealing in US dollars with some clients following its $300m settlement with US regulators for poor action on money laundering.


Govt decided against further Royal Mail sell-off

20 August 2014 8:58 am | By Sam Macdonald

Business Secretary Vince Cable and his advisors considered the sale of the remaining 30 per cent stake following its listing five months prior.


M&G's Woolnough takes equity exposure below 3%

19 August 2014 1:54 pm | By Jon Yarker

Elsewhere duration trimmed by 0.1 years.


Salmond says sterling could be used as 'transitional' Scottish currency

19 August 2014 11:50 am | By Pamela Morris

Scotland’s first minister remained adamant that sharing the pound in a formal currency union with the UK is still the “best” long-term option for the independent country.

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Ex-Honister adviser jailed for five years over £85k theft

19 August 2014 11:08 am | By Michael Glenister

Stewart Sermon pleaded guilty to two counts of theft earlier this week.


Jupiter's Derek Pound to depart as Global Energy closes

19 August 2014 10:39 am | By Sam Macdonald

Pound has been with Jupiter since 1995 and is currently co-manager of the Jupiter Primadona Growth trust as well as a manager of the UK equity segment of the Jupiter Global Managed fund.


StanChart set to pay further $300m over anti-money laundering failings

19 August 2014 8:54 am | By Sam Macdonald

The latest allegations relate to failures to spot potentially illegal payments as a result of failings in its anti-money laundering checks.


SimplyBiz hires Aviva workplace benefits manager

18 August 2014 11:21 am | By Michael Glenister

Tom Nall joins as director of workplace solutions.

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Nic Cicutti: Why Alan Lakey has got it wrong on PPI misselling

15 August 2014

Alan is well-known for his dislike of the FOS, which he repeats at regular intervals.

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David Shelton: Are you a specialist or generalist?

12 August 2014

Deciding whether to specialise or generalise requires analysis of your firm’s capabilities and the attractiveness of each market.


Carl Lamb: Advisers are in denial over trail switch-off

12 August 2014

Will your advice model become extinct or survive among the fittest?  

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Ian McKenna: Let’s help consumers get real about savings

8 August 2014

We must be clear where the gaps are and ways in which they can be filled - one of the most crucial issues to address will be the interaction with suitability requirements.


Alan Lakey: FOS needs to stand behind its power

8 August 2014

Show me another industry where rip-offs and deceit have been eradicated – politicians, regulators?

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Robert Reid: Regulation has lost sight of its objectives

8 August 2014

In the early days of RDR-speak, advisers were promised a regulatory dividend. That has yet to materialise and yet advisers are hauled over the coals for overpromising and underdelivering.

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The Platforum: How do advisers view the platform market?

11 August 2014

The Platforum asks advisers how they feel towards those platforms they are, or are not, currently using.

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Carl Lamb: Advisers are in denial over trail switch-off

12 August 2014

Will your advice model become extinct or survive among the fittest?  

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Alistair Cunningham: Why I'm coming round to new pension freedoms

5 August 2014

With sight of the new rules I can consider my clients with a feeling of positivity.

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Scott Gallacher: Back-office to the future

29 July 2014

While advising clients to invest for their own long-term future, apply the same rule and ensure that you invest in your own long term with a decent back-office system.

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Profile: Alistair Cunningham on specialising and why social media is like the man in the pub

10 July 2014 | By Amanda Newman Smith

Differentiation from other advisers is key for the Wingate FInancial Planning director. 

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Chris Hannant: Govt has shot itself in the foot on guidance

11 August 2014

I applaud the Government’s ultimate policy aim, but in terms of achieving their objective, the latest report looks like shooting themselves in the foot.


IMA: It’s all about performance (data)

28 July 2014

Which share class should be used as the primary share class to calculate performance data in a post-RDR environment?

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