George Osborne did the right thing last week. This is not a party political statement but a comment on what UK plc needs from those who lead it and their attitude to dealing with European regulation. The signal the Chancellor sent in attending the European Council of Finance Ministers in the first few days of […]
The FSA has warned small companies against relying on procedures to combat financial crime that have been supplied by compliance consultants without tailoring them to their individual business. This week, the regulator published the findings of its review into small firms’ anti-financial crime systems and controls, which covered anti-money laundering and financial sanctions, data security […]
Investment bank Liberum Capital sees Ucits III funds of hedge funds as a threat to listed funds of hedge funds but believes the listed sector provides the only viable way to access illiquid investment strategies. In Liberum’s Alternative View research for May 2010, alternatives and funds analyst Alan Butterly points out that Ucits III regulation […]
These days, with comparison sites and price competition, it can be hard to see what sets some policies apart. By recommending cover that offers more than a financial payout, you could be giving your clients more than they expect. We know it’s important to do things differently. That’s why all our protection plans available through […]
Adviser trade body Pimfa has called on the government to go forward with the pensions dashboard as rumours swirl that ministers are considering abandoning the idea. Pimfa’s call comes after reports claim work and pensions secretary Esther McVey believes that the pensions dashboard would be a distraction to rolling out universal credit and so should […]
The Money Advice Service will soon be superseded by a new public financial guidance body, rolling it into Pension Wise and The Pensions Advisory Service. Money Marketing looks at some of the key stats for the organisation ahead of the transition.
The year so far has been full of manager and senior staff moves. Earlier this month, eight senior staff at Standard Life Aberdeen left to go to Aviva Investors, to join former Standard Life Investments equities head David Cumming. With moves like this in mind, is a management team or sole manager the better choice? […]