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Banks to certify own advisers as 'fit and proper'

30 July 2014 1:01 pm | By Steve Tolley

Approved persons regime will continue to apply to IFAs but not bank advisers.

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Tribunal upholds ban and fines hedge fund manager £2.7m

30 July 2014 12:47 pm | By Sam Macdonald

Alberto Micalizzi was banned and fined in May 2012 for not being fit and proper.

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Jupiter increases AUM to £33bn but profits dip 18%

30 July 2014 8:29 am | By Sam Macdonald

Total net inflows rose to £1.3bn but pre-tax profit falls to £48.4m.

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Succession acquires Target Wealth Management in £5m deal

29 July 2014 1:08 pm | By Michael Glenister

IFA consolidator acquires Target, adding £120m in assets under advice.

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Woodford fuels record £1.4bn rush into UK Equity Income

29 July 2014 11:51 am | By Michael Berry

A record £1.4bn flowed into UK Equity Income in June, driven by the launch of Neil Woodford’s much-anticipated solo fund.

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BlackRock hard-closes European Opportunities Extension fund

29 July 2014 9:42 am | By Sam Macdonald

The fund prevented new subscriptions from new and existing shareholders from 22 July.

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SJP profits down as FSCS levy hits distribution arm

29 July 2014 8:47 am | By Tom Selby

St James’s Place has reported an 8.5 per cent drop in pre-tax profits, from £90.1m in the first half of 2013 to £82.4m this year.

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DeAWM poaches Allianz GI Europe chief

28 July 2014 10:18 am | By Sam Macdonald

James Dilworth replaces Wolfgang Matis who retired in June.

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Aberdeen hit with £4bn equities redemption as outflows reach £5.5bn

28 July 2014 8:38 am | By Michael Berry

Aberdeen Asset Management had £5.5bn of outflows in the third quarter, alongside £3.3bn outflows from Swip funds.

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AFH Financial buys Scottish advice firm for up to £675k

28 July 2014 8:36 am | By Natalie Holt

Consolidator marks first deal since listing on Aim in June.

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Ratings agency raises concerns over FundsNetwork transparency

25 July 2014 11:30 am | By Sam Macdonald

The FundsNetwork platform is legally owned by the Bermuda-domiciled FIL Ltd.

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Ashcourt Rowan intermediary head leaves after four months

25 July 2014 11:24 am | By Sam Macdonald

Chris Legge was formerly Brewin Dolphin intermediary business development manager.

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IMF lifts UK growth forecast as US and Russia see sharp drops

24 July 2014 5:35 pm | By Sam Macdonald

International Monetary Fund has upgraded the UK’s growth forecast for this year to 3.2 per cent.

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Alan Lakey: Why I quit Apfa council

24 July 2014 3:57 pm | By Tessa Norman

Highclere Financial Services partner Lakey says he had ‘no influence’ as a council member. 

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Alan Lakey steps down from Apfa council

24 July 2014 12:57 pm | By Tessa Norman

Lakey steps down after 18 months on the Apfa council. 

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Old Mutual plans to retain Intrinsic mortgage arm

24 July 2014 11:00 am | By Michael Glenister

Chief executive Paul Feeney says the firm has no plans to acquire further distribution. 

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Ashcourt Rowan appoints HSBC duo as investment directors

24 July 2014 10:35 am | By Sam Macdonald

Andre Girault and Tim Dickens will both take up role of investment directors in firm’s London office.

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FCA set for independent advice and referrals talks

24 July 2014 9:30 am | By Tessa Norman

FCA agrees to meet with ICAEW after experts raised concerns the regulator had wrongly interpreted its own rules. 

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Advisers face writing blank cheque to fund Osborne's guidance guarantee

24 July 2014 8:30 am | By Steve Tolley, Tessa Norman

Cost of delivering Chancellor George Osborne’s guidance guarantee could spiral as savers access the service as many times as they like.

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Advisers remain critical of Aegon despite trail commission U-turn

24 July 2014 | By Michael Glenister

Last week, Aegon announced it had reversed trail commission policy following criticism from advisers

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Standard’s UK smaller cos fund in Spot the Dog list for first time

24 July 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

Three M&G funds made up 55 per cent of the £19.55bn assets on the Spot the Dog list.

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Succession acquires LRH Wealth Management for £3m

23 July 2014 4:56 pm | By Steve Tolley

Deal part of ongoing plan for aggressive expansion over the next 12 months.

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L&G hires Aviva Investors manager for multi-asset team

23 July 2014 12:30 pm | By Jon Yarker

Andrzej Pioch will work alongside the firm’s multi-asset team.

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Schroders Global Property Securities manager Rehlaender quits European Investors

23 July 2014 10:28 am | By Sam Macdonald

Rehlaender’s departure comes after Schroders announced it was taking the management of all Global Property securities funds in-house. 

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Kearney exits Aberdeen and hands over multi-asset reins to Swip duo

21 July 2014 4:23 pm | By Pamela Morris

SWIP’s Mark Harries and Simon Wood will now oversee Aberdeen’s multi-manager range as Aidan Kearney exits.

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Apfa slams FCA move to make advisers fund Budget guidance

21 July 2014 3:14 pm | By Tessa Norman

It is “inappropriate” for advisers to pay for the Budget guidance service, says Apfa

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FCA: What Budget guidance will look like

21 July 2014 1:55 pm | By Steve Tolley

FCA reveals there will be no limit to how many times savers can use the service in retirement.

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Bestinvest names SLI's Nimmo in Spot the Dog list for first time

19 July 2014 7:00 am | By Sam Macdonald

Three M&G funds made up 55 per cent of the £19.55bn assets on the Spot the Dog list.

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FCA could still surpass Mifid II on dealing commission

18 July 2014 1:00 pm | By Sam Macdonald

The FCA has confirmed it is set to make one asset manager pay redress to clients over improper use of dealing commission.

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FSCS widens net in Keydata legal battle

18 July 2014 12:20 pm | By Tessa Norman

FSCS seeks to make firms with claims against them of between £100k and £150k test cases in legal battle with advisers over Keydata.

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Aegon U-turns on removing adviser servicing rights

18 July 2014 10:23 am | By Michael Glenister

Provider will not alter details unless it gets positive affirmation.

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Walker Crips increases AUM by 3% in Q1

18 July 2014 8:33 am | By Sam Macdonald

Walker Crips has reported a 3 per cent increase in discretionary and advisory assets under management to £1.37bn.

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Hoban: MAS budget could rise to fund 'Retirement Saver Service'

17 July 2014 1:04 pm | By Steve Tolley

Former Treasury financial secretary Mark Hoban says new service should be “much closer” to regulated advice.

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Close Brothers wealth management heads step down

17 July 2014 12:30 pm | By Michael Glenister

Andy Kay and Simon Redgrove leave, having founded Cavanagh, acquired by Close Brothers in 2011

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SimplyBiz closes Capital Rewards scheme following FCA inducements rules

17 July 2014 9:45 am | By Michael Glenister

Capital Rewards business set up in 2007 to close in 2015.

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HMRC recoups £135m from Swiss banking clients

17 July 2014 8:37 am | By Pamela Morris

A list of 24,000 client names across Europe was leaked by former HSBC private bank employee Herve Falciani.

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SNP's Stewart Hosie and Labour's Gregg McClymont go head-to-head over Scottish independence

17 July 2014 8:30 am

SNP finance and treasury spokesman Stewart Hosie and Labour shadow pensions minister Gregg McClymont put forward competing arguments for and against a Yes vote.

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Henderson increases fee on TR European Growth trust

16 July 2014 10:41 am | By Sam Macdonald

The trust is managed by Henderson Pan European Smaller Companies associate director Ollie Beckett.

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UK unemployment falls to 6.5%

16 July 2014 9:54 am | By Sam Macdonald

UK unemployment fell to a new five-year low of 6.5 per cent in the three months to May.

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Square Mile launches new fund rating service

16 July 2014 8:39 am | By Sam Macdonald

Square Mile Academy of Funds will recommend funds using A, AA or AAA ratings.

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