Irish funnyman Dara Ó Briain waded into an unexpected Twitter brawl with Fidelity Worldwide Investment retirement director Alan Higham last week, with the pair exchanging blows on tax. Ó Briain, a panel show heavyweight and host of maths programme School of Hard Sums, made a daring foray into the technical world of pensions legislation, slamming […]
Chartered firm Attivo will require all of its advisers and paraplanners to be qualified to level 6 by the end of 2016. The financial planning and investment management group is launching a training academy and will require all client-facing staff to do at least 70 hours of continuing professional development each year. Attivo currently has […]
More clarity is needed on why asset managers should be subjected to bank-like stress tests as the industry is at risk of overregulation, say industry experts. The International Monetary Fund is the latest organisation to call for asset managers to be subject to stress tests, in a similar way to banks, in a bid to […]
Sesame has been accused of using “pressure tactics” and restricting firms’ options after giving its members just three months to make a decision about their future. Last month Sesame Bankhall Group announced it will no longer operate as a network for investment advisers as part of a fundamental overhaul of the business. Under the new […]
New figures requested from the Office for National Statistics by Jelf International reveal the countries with the largest numbers of employees working for a UK-controlled parent company (known as UKFAs or UK foreign affiliates).
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