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Fund groups: We’re ready for Mifid II research rules

The majority of fund management groups have said they will be compliant on Mifid II rules on time, but research providers are still failing to engage with groups on pricing setting, a survey shows. Fintech firm RSRCHXchange reveals asset managers are fully aware of the changes MifidII will bring on the way investment research is […]

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FCA urged to continue adviser engagement after chairman heralds exit

Regulatory experts have urged the FCA to continue the strategy of working with advisers set in train by chairman John Griffith-Jones as he prepares to leave the regulator. Griffith-Jones will step down  at the end of his five-year term in March next year. Threesixty compliance director Russell Facer says, while Griffith-Jones’ expenses bill of £40,000 last […]

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Competition regulator approves Standard Life/Aberdeen merger

The Competition Markets Authority has given the £11bn Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management merger the green light putting the deal on schedule to complete before the end of summer. A regulatory note on the London Stock Exchange confirms the transaction has been cleared unconditionally. The merger, which was approved by shareholders on Monday, will […]

Andrew Tully: TVAS rules are not fit for purpose

The dramatic rise in final salary transfers is the most significant trend the world of pensions has seen over the last year. Many people are attracted by the high transfer values currently on offer, as well as the flexibility, control and superior death benefits available. However, some may overlook or not fully understand the longevity […]

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DFM Tatton to float as part of Paradigm Group

Tatton Asset Management is set to float on the London Stock Exchange next month, bringing both its DFM service and support service network Paradigm to the public market. Tatton hopes to raise £50m from the deal. The firm will list as Tatton Asset Management, splitting into three subsidiaries: Tatton Capital Limited for DFM services; Paradigm […]

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The key to happiness: Being an adviser

Pensions, the weather and Princess Diana. These are said to be the go-to staples of a certain tabloid when news is particularly slow. If there were to be an adviser equivalent, stories about FCA bans and fines, fraud, celebrities and poor advice would be up there. Last week we saw footballer Alan Shearer settle a […]