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FCA survives complaints over Gabriel guidance

Two separate complaints about the clarity of the FCA’s guidance and expectations on Gabriel reporting requirements have been quashed by the Complaints Commissioner. However, the FCA has been asked to waive a late return charge and been asked to make sure debt collection and fees processes on Gabriel reporting are clear. In his report today, […]

The growing influence of research agencies on advisers

Their power over fund selection is only set to increase as more firms adopt centralised investment propositions Fund research and rating agencies have enjoyed a buoyant market in advice firms thanks to the post-RDR rise of centralised investment propositions. While a minority of advisers have chosen to outsource portfolio management, the majority are selecting funds […]

Sam Sloma

Sam Sloma: Two must-reads for financial planners

If you had told me 10 years ago that not only would I be a chartered financial planner but that I would enjoy it so much I would be reading about the “science” of retirement and the “new retirementality” in my spare time, I reckon I would have asked you to kill me. But it […]

Platform shares dive after IPO bounce

Platforms Nucleus and Transact have both taken a hit on their share prices after a suge in interest when they became listed companies. Nucleus’s share price has fallen from 239.5p a share on 26 July when it listed on Aim, to 161.5 per share as at 15 October, a fall of a third. In September […]

darius mcdermott

Darius McDermott: It’s time to reconsider Japan

Despite global headwinds, don’t ignore the country yet Close to six years since coming to power, Japanese prime minister Shinzō Abe’s position is looking stable. His recent victory in the Liberal Democratic Party leadership election provides him with another three years as leader of the ruling party and represents his third term. He has once […]