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Platforms are setting out their stall on whether they will help advisers with the Mifid II requirement to tell customers when their portfolios drop by more than 10 per cent. Under Mifid II, which will come into force on 3 January 2018, clients invested in a discretionary portfolio must be informed when the overall value […]

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Brooks Macdonald cautious despite rising funds in Q1

Brooks Macdonald has struck a cautious note about markets and client sentiment despite funds under management rising 5.1 per cent in the first quarter of its new financial year. The UK investment management group now has FUM of £11bn compared to £10.5bn at the end of June. Chief executive Caroline Connellan says strong net news business […]

Japan 2017 Outlook: Abenomics 2.0

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