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OMGI appoints new responsible investment head

Old Mutual Global Investors has appointed Freddie Woolfe head of responsible investment and stewardship, reporting into chief executive Richard Buxton. Woolfe joins from Newton Investment Management, where he was a responsible investment analyst primarily covering the healthcare and technology, media and telecommunications sectors. Previously he held roles at Hermes Equity Ownership Services and HSBC. Woolfe will […]

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Making the most of adviser CPD

It is mandatory for advisers who cover investment to complete at least 35 hours of continuing professional development a year. However, there’s more to CPD than doing it because you have to. It can help advisers identify gaps in their skills and knowledge which ultimately benefit their clients and their businesses. So how can advisers […]

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Goldman chief executive calls for second Brexit referendum

Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd Blankfein has called for the UK to hold a second Brexit referendum. The boss of the world’s largest bank has made several veiled swipes at Brexit on social media over the last month, but in a Tweet on Thursday afternoon Blankfein was more explicit. He said: “Here in UK, lots […]

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FCA extends outreach programme for mortgage advisers

The FCA will continue its programme of meetings with mortgage advisers in 2018, it has announced. The regulator says it will extend its Q&A Live & Local roundtables for mortgage firms from January to May next year. Each monthly event will have an FCA representative and an industry expert. The regulator will visit each region […]

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European regulator hunts for data on closet trackers

The European Securities and Markets Authority is collecting data on closet trackers as part of a review of fund fees and performance due to be released next year. Esma chair Steven Maijoor says they are gathering data from regulators across the EU, adding that the FCA’s market study would be beneficial towards the work, Reuters reports. “From […]