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Embattled GAM unveils turnaround plan as profits fall

Embattled asset manager GAM has announced a “comprehensive restructuring programme” this morning in the wake of poor anticipated results. The manager hit headlines in August when it was forced to liquidate the fund range of investment director Tim Haywood after an internal investigation uncovered issues with his risk management procedures and record keeping. This morning, […]

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FCA looks for ways to back long-term investment

The FCA has today proposed changes that would help unlock patient capital – investment seeking long-term returns, such as venture capital or infrastructure – through unit-linked funds to retail investors. The regulator has also published a discussion paper on the effect of the existing UK framework on investments in patient capital. As part of this year’s budget, chancellor […]

Meet the advisers giving something back to their community

Three advisers talk to Money Marketing about taking time out to help the community Christmas is traditionally a time for giving, so as our thoughts turn to the festive period, how are advice firms giving back to the community or the profession? The great outdoors As a seasoned mountain walker and scout leader, much of […]

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Tom Hegarty: What is your client capacity?

Figures show advisers are not taking on enough clients, but this can be fixed with a closer look at efficiency Back in the day, advisers would often have hundreds, if not thousands, of clients who would receive advice as and when they needed it. But changes in regulation from the RDR and, more recently, Mifid […]

A sector under pressure- Europe excluding UK

Trouble ahead for Europe? Against a backdrop of Brexit and high sovereign debt, European funds have had a problematic year Brexit has been unavoidable for the past two years, dominating almost every aspect of British life. While the UK parliament has yet to vote on the deal (the original vote was 11 December but this […]

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Disputed £3.5m adviser tax error unearthed by SJP goes to trial

Two pension trustees who launched legal proceedings against the advice firm formerly called Truestone Wealth Management have been granted a court date in early 2020. According to Law360 UK, two acting trustees of London-based directors’ retirement and death benefit scheme Radley Yeldar claim a mistake made by an adviser at Truestone has cost them £3.5m. Truestone […]